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Special Collections and Archives: The Gift of Activism: Which Side Are You On? : Activist Slogans

The struggle for rights, autonomy, and certain freedoms has been waged throughout human existence, and the gift of activism has been handed down from one generation to the next.

Rhetoric

Activists create slogans to express their ideas, and sometimes words and ideas are turned on them. Union organizer Mike Ross, who wrote the anti-segregation column [elsewhere in the display] was denied the right to sit for the North Carolina bar exam.


L2001-05_006_006_001a, M.H. Ross Papers, Southern Labor Archives.
& L2001-05_108_007_004, M.H. Ross Papers, Southern Labor Archives.

 

Scare tactics

L2001-05-16-2 -  004, M.H. Ross Papers, Southern Labor Archives.

CIO Man or Communist

L2001-05-16-2 -  006, M.H. Ross Papers, Southern Labor Archives.

CIO or Red

L2001-05_121_016_003a, M.H. Ross Papers, Southern Labor Archives.