MG-410. PENNSYLVANIA CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS FREEZE COLLECTION, 1982-1987.
The Pennsylvania Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Freeze was designed to pressure the federal government to halt the nuclear arms race and promoted citizen awareness of the dangers associated with nuclear weapons. The collection contains campaign materials, pamphlets, transcripts of speeches, copies of newspapers such as The Socialist, and copies of magazines such as Freeze Challenger, The Pennsylvania Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Freeze and Frontline. The publications, although collected for their relevance to the nuclear freeze campaign, also contain articles touching on African American issues.
Newspapers. An issue of The Socialist, dated April 1987, contains an article about E. D. Nixon, the civil rights trailblazer, discusses his activities in the context of the political structure of the civil rights movement, and his relationship with A. Philip Randolph.
• Freeze Challenger, The Pennsylvania Campaign for a Nuclear Weapon Freeze: Vol.. 2, No 1, Feb.-Mar. 1986. The cover was dedicated to the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
• Freeze Challenger, The Pennsylvania Campaign for a Nuclear Weapon Freeze: Vol. 2, No 1, June 1986. This issue contains a commentary entitled "Blacks Against the Bomb." The article, reproduced from Essence Magazine, Jan. 1985, discusses the organization called B.A.N. (Blacks Against Nukes).
• Frontline: April 30, 1987, Vol. 29, No. 18. Contains an article entitled "Our Rage Can No Longer Be Submerged, Rev. Ben Chavis on Racist Violence and the Fight Back," chronicling the rise of racism in the United States, and a reprint of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman poem "A History Lesson," placing American history in a racial context.
• Frontline: April 27, 1987, Vol. 4. No. 21. Contains several articles regarding the plight of the African American in the 1980s. One article entitled "53 Arrested at Columbia U. Anti-racist Protest" discusses the failure of the university to expel a mob of 25 people who beat a black man. A second article, "New Investigations Probe to Police Killing of Black Man," discusses the killing of a twenty-three-year-old black man while he was in the custody of the San Francisco police.