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Tent City "Home of the Brave," circa 1960

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Creator:AFL-CIO. Industrial Union Department
Title:Tent City "Home of the Brave," circa 1960

Pamphlet of the story of "Tent City," Fayette County, Tennessee, circa 1960. This pamphlet is the result of an investigation by Ralph Helstein, president of the United Packinghouse, Food and Allied Workers, into racial struggle and injustice in Fayette County, Tennessee. Tent City is the story of several hundred African American families, sharecroppers, tenant farmers and day workers who were driven from their homes and faced eviction in the dead of winter in Fayette County, Tennessee, because they exercised their American right to register and vote. Forms part of the Civil Rights Ephemera Collection.

Types:Pamphlets | Text
Subjects:Helstein, Ralph | Towles, Shephard | McFerren, John | African Americans--Tennessee--Fayette County | Sharecroppers--Tennessee--Fayette County | Voter registration--Tennessee--Fayette County | Tenant farmers--Tennessee--Fayette County | Civil rights movements--Tennessee | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee | Evictions--Tennessee--Somerville | Fayette County (Tenn.)--Race relations | Fayette County (Tenn.)--Social conditions | Fayette County (Tenn.)--History | United States, Tennessee, Fayette County
Collection:Nashville Public Library Digital Collections Portal: Civil Rights
Institution:Nashville Public Library
Contributors:Public Library of Nashville and Davidson County. Special Collections Division
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Civil Rights Ephemera Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.

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