St. Louis: National Citizens Protective Association, 1956. Corner-stapled, 8 ½” x 11” sheets, 8 pp, illus. Horizontal folds for mailing, about 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 coverage of a Sikeston, Missouri, demonstration following the murder of white football player by a Negro and reminding readers that a lynching in Sikeston 15 years prior “put an end to negro raping.” Also, an article on the Urban League’s failure to meet its fundraising goal, on Lena Horne’s inter-racial marriage and “red record”; a scathing review of inter-racial film, “Island in the Sun”; and many short, national stories on forced integration and black criminality. Photographs throughout. Item #07146