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Southern Committee to Free All Political Prisoners papers

Identifier: Mss 0034-167

Collection Overview

This collection consists of 5 documents related to the Southern Committee to Free All Political Prisoners. The first document is dated December 1973 and contains a description of cases and events used to build support for the Southern Committee to Free All Political Prisoners; the second sheet contains a petition to free Thomas Wansley. The second document, entitled "People's petition demanding justice for the Attica indictees," contains a list of grievances against Attica Prison; on the verso is a summary of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression's history and goals as well as mailing addresses for other related groups. The third document, a copy of the Political Prisoners newsletter distributed by the Southern Committee to Free All Political Prisoners, contains information regarding several trials related to racial violence in Wilmington, N.C.; the second page of this document contains copies of news clippings related to Angela Davis, the American Indian Movement, and the Wounded Knee Defense Fund. The fourth document is a double-sided pamphlet, dated November 18, 1972 and stamped July 1973, entitled "Founding Conference for a National Defense Organization against Racial and Political Repression" which calls for the establishment of a national organization to defend those deemed political prisoners as well as a list of Southern sponsors and an agenda for the first meeting. The fifth document is a double-sided pamphlet entitled "Repression builds: the people fight back" and contains a summary of actions and meetings related to the Southern Committee to Free All Political Prisoners; the verso contains a list of events and cases related to racial injustice.


  • Creation: 1972-1973

Language of Material

Materials in English.

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This collection is open for research.

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1 folder (5 items) : 7 leaves ; 22-36 cm.

Inventory of the Southern Committee to Free All Political Prisoners Papers, 1972-1973
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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