Memorandum from the NAACP
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
A memorandum attached to a letter from Robert W. Hunt, President of the Orange County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to the members of the Temple of Liberal Judaism, on March 31, 1960. The document calls for a boycott of several establishments that refused to serve African Americans at their lunch counters., including F.W Woolworth, S.S Kresge, S.H Kress and W.T Grant stores. The memorandum mentions the arrests of hundreds of protestors in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia, and singles out Governor Ernest F. Hollings Jr of Georgia and Governor John Patterson of Alabama, as being especially against peaceful African American protests. It states that Southern state governments were supporting the anti-African American lunch counter policies and that the federal government was not doing enough to stop it. The memorandum urges African Americans to take matters into their own hands and boycott the establishments in all sections of the country.
Orlando Ministerial Association
Original typewritten memorandum from the NAACP: First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
Is Part Of
1-page typewritten memorandum
Temple of Liberal Judaism, Orlando, Florida
Originally created by Orlando Ministerial Association and published by the First Unitarian Church of Orlando.
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