Black History Month Sale and Display at JustGoods throughout February
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Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee will host a special sale of civil rights and black memorabilia books and posters as well as a display of political pins from the Civil Rights era in honor of Black History Month.
The Black History Month Sale and Display is at JustGoods Fair Trade Store, 201 Seventh St., Rockford, and is open Friday, Feb. 1, until Thursday, Feb. 28, during JustGoods store hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.
The many books, including children’s books for sale, are secondhand and cheaply priced. There are some valuable collectibles, such as rare civil rights pamphlets used in the 1960s, a Harper’s Weekly illustration from 1870 by Thomas Nast, and a “Dick Gregory for President” poster from 1972. Also for sale is an 1865 copy of an abolitionist newspaper, a selection of President Barack Obama political buttons and artwork from Africa.
On display, but not for sale, are political pins from the civil rights struggles, abolitionist (anti-slavery) books from before the Civil War, and an anti-slavery flier from 1835.
Proceeds from the sale will help Rockford Peace & Justice bring in speakers and send people to
peace rallies. For more information and to donate items, call Stanley Campbell, director of Rockford Urban Ministries, at (815) 964-7111.
Posted Feb. 1, 2013
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