St. Louis: National Citizens Protective Association, 1956. Corner-stapled, 8 ½” x 11” sheets, 10 pp, illus. Embrowning to front sheet, but about Near Fine.
A single issue of the organ of the National Citizens Protective Association, a pro-segregation organization founded in 1951 by John W. Hamilton, a one-time aide to Gerald L. K. Smith, who “turned to anti-Negro activities when, he said, he got tired of Mr. Smith’s ‘Jew, Jew, Jew stuff’” (Congressional Record - Appendix, 1955, A3082). Hamilton was also present at the founding of the National States Rights Party. The NCPA merged with the Southern Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in 1953 and later moved its national headquarters from St. Louis to Fort Lauderdale, Fl., and reconstituted itself as the Christian Constitutional Education League. The Sentinel’s motto was “Racial Integrity - Not Amalgamation.”
This issue features a long exposé on the communist sympathies of the Urban League and the “St. Louis Dispatch”; a controversy around Falstaff Brewing Co.’s lifetime membership in the NAACP, of which it tried to reverse after exposure by “The White Sentinel”; and many short, national stories on forced integration and black criminality. Photographs throughout. Item #07145