An Evening to Honor Julius Hobson, November 14, 1972 [Souvenir Program]
[Washington, D. C.]: The Ad Hoc Committee to Honor Julius Hobson, . A souvenir program for an event held on November 14, 1972 at the Sheraton Park Hotel, Washington, D. C. to honor the civil rights leader Julius Hobson (1922-1977). The event was initiated by the Washington Area Peace Action Coalition. Born and raised in Alabama, Hobson led the Washington, D. C. CORE chapter and was a key figure in many desegregation battles. He was also a dedicated peace activist. The D. C. Statehood Party formed in 1971 to support his run for House of Representative, although he lost the election. Years following his death from leukemia, it was revealed that Hobson had been a paid FBI informant for many years.
The program features a sketch of Hobson by Susan Abbott, a long list of the event’s sponsors, a poem from Hobson’s mother, a biography, a record of Hobson’s activism, and many tributes from friends, activists, politicians, civic leaders and organizations. Included are eight black & white photographs of Hobson.
Stapled wrappers (8 ½” x 11”), 32 p., illus. Rubbing, surface grazing, and slight rippling to wrappers (although no dampstaining evident). Only three copies in OCLC. Item #9571