Item #8755 [Broadsheet promoting presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 California primary, directed at African American voters.]
[Broadsheet promoting presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 California primary, directed at African American voters.]

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[Broadsheet promoting presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 California primary, directed at African American voters.]

San Francisco, California: [1968]. Small broadsheet, 9.5” x 4.25”, numerous b&w photo-illus. CONDITION: Very good+.

A broadsheet issued by the California campaign office of Democratic presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy shortly before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring endorsements by some twenty prominent Black Californians.

At the top of this campaign handbill is a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at the March 19th California Democratic Council in Anaheim, where he endorsed McCarthy as “one of the truly outstanding, capable, brilliant, dedicated Americans.” Images of five Black leaders from California apear below King undr the heading “We ask that you VOTE for our Candidate GENE MCCARTHY for PRESIDENT.” The portraits, names, and positions of numerous Black civic, business, and labor leaders—all “Members of the California McCarthy Delegation”—appear on the verso under the motto “With EUGENE McCARTHY We will overcome!” The campaign was both tumultuous and tragic: King was assassinated just nineteen days after his Anaheim speech, and Robert F. Kennedy, who had entered the race late, was assassinated the night of June 4th, shortly after beating McCarthy in the California primary.

Item #8755

Price: $750.00

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