Knox College Struggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
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William Pickens
William Pickens
TitleWilliam Pickens
DescriptionHandbill for a speaking event featuring William Pickens on July 19, 1915 in Galesburg, Illinois at the Central Congregational Church. The topic of the speech is the N.A.A.C.P. William Pickens (1881-1954) was a well-known educator and advocate for civil rights, having penned his autobiography The Heir of Slaves in 1911. The year William Pickens spoke in Galesburg, he was also the major orator at the NAACP's national convention. He published The New Negro the next year, followed by an expanded version of his autobiography Bursting Bonds in 1923.
SubjectHandbills
Subject (LCSH)National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Named PersonPickens, William;
Time Period1910s
Date Created (original)1915
TypeText
Formatjpeg
IdentifierLocal History Series-People-Oversized
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
TranscriptWILLIAM PICKENS, A.B., A.M., L.D.
will Lecture in Galesburg, Illinois
MONDAY, JULY 19, 1915
at 8:00 o'clock p.m., in
CENTRAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
in the Interest of
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People

Professor Pickens, an honor student, class orator and graduate of the Little Rock, Ark.,
High School, Talladega College, Ala. and Yale University, is a representative man, qualified
to speak, whom all Galesburg people, regardless of color, creed, sex, or station should hear
discuss important questions of viatal interest to white and colored citizens alike.

THE PROGRAM WILL OFFER GOOD MUSIC
EVERYBODY WELCOME ADMISSION FREE
Physical Description8.75 x 12 inches on paper
FilenameWilliamPickensNAACPPoster.TIFF
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