Unified Concerned Citizens of America Bulletin

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Unified Concerned Citizens of America Bulletin

 

 

Name:
Unified Concerned Citizens of America (Creator)
Title:
Unified Concerned Citizens of America Bulletin
Abstract:
Founded in 1970, the Unified Concerned Citizens of America was an umbrella organization for groups--including The Silent Majority and Save Our Schools--opposed to busing public school students as a desegregation measure. Although busing on a limited scale was implemented prior to 1970, the October 1971 rally advertised on this flyer seems likely to have been conceived in response the Supreme Court’s March 1971 decision in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, which demanded the more immediate enactment of measures such as busing by school districts that were required to desegregate. Although most of the information in this flyer was typed, the occasional use of handwritten comments suggests a personal touch meant to invoke the idea that the UCCA was a grassroots movement. The combination of handwritten additions and multi-colored paper is evocative of a school child’s art project--a folksy presentation well-pitched to the imagined attendees of an anti-busing rally, and similar to the imagery utilized by groups promoting other school-related conservative causes.
Collection Name:
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context:
Series III: States. Box no. 420, Folder no. North Carolina
Subjects:
1971
Format:
periodicals
Place of Origin:
Charlotte (N.C.)
Publisher:
Unified Concerned Citizens of America
Date:
October 26-28, 1971
Language:
English
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Digital Project:
Choosing sides: right-wing icons in the Group Research Records
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D86X0P1X