White Supremacy / Now and Forever / Excerpts from Speech Made by / E.C. Barnard / Candidates for Place No. 1 -- Mobile / City Commission / [followed by 18 paragraphs of text, printed in two columns, separated by a bold rule]

Mobile, AL: np, 1957. Printed broadside, 17 x 10 1/2 inches, the headline employing large bold capitals. "Regretfully there are many within our borders who would like to tear down our way of life, and make us subservient to Communist rule and Black Damnation … there are those who would preach or condone integration of the races, which would eventually lead to social equality, inter-marriage, and the destruction of our white civilization … as long as I am your City Commissioner, there will be no mixing of the whites and negroes in the City of Mobile … I had much rather be elected by the White People whom I represent … pull the lever for Barnard and White Supremacy." In the 1957 local election in Mobile, Alabama, Joseph Langan, a relative moderate, faced E.C. Barnard, leader of the local Ku Klux Klan. This election also witnessed the use of "pink sheets," informational bulletins endorsing candidates that were part of a campaign conducted by the Non-Partisan Voters League, a local organization run by John LeFlore, an African-American civil rights leader; the league's endorsement, combined with Langan's wider appeal among white voters, especially Catholics, swept him to an easy victory over Barnard. Not recorded on OCLC. A little rumpled and rubbed, but very good. (8676). Item #61587

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