New York: Committee for the Freedom of William Worthy, Publisher. 1962. Unbound. Good. Item #015787
Single sheet, yellow paper stock, 8 ½ by 11 inches. Printed in blue ink. Smallish photo of William Worthy on the upper left. Malcolm X, among others, listed as a speaker. An event flyer for a rally seeking to overturn the conviction of African-American journalist William Worthy, who was charged with returning to the United States without a valid passport. His passport was seized after his travels to China in 1957; despite this Worthy travelled to and from Cuba in 1961, being detained in April of 1962. Worthy was sentenced to three months in jail in late July of 1962. His lawyers asserted that he was being singled out, and that other, white, travelers did not face jail time for the same offense. The Committee for the Freedom of William Worthy was established in 1962 and chaired by Asa Philip Randolph. Of note on this flyer among the listings of speakers, is Malcolm X. Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis are also among many other listed speakers. The event was held on the corner of 7th Ave. and 25th St. in New York City, on September 15, 1962. GOOD+ condition. Two horizontal fold creases present, with some wrinkling and general fading. Small tear at the upper edge.
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