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Lester Tate joins the Los Angeles Civil Rights Congress, January 1950, Los Angeles

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Title:Lester Tate joins the Los Angeles Civil Rights Congress, January 1950, Los Angeles
Date:1950 Jan.
Description:

Photograph of Celia Rodriguez, left, and Shifra Meyers helping Lester Tate sign membership papers to become the first person in 1950 to join the Los Angeles Civil Rights Congress. Rodriguez was financial secretary and Meyers was administrative secretary of CRC, an organization founded in 1946 to defend the rights of labor, African-Americans and other minorities. CRC successfully waged a national campaign to prevent Tate's extradition to Virginia, where he was charged with the attempted robbery of a grocery store.

This photograph was published in the California Eagle on Jan. 12, 1950.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Meyers, Shifra | Rodriguez, Celia | Tate, Lester | African Americans--Civil rights--California--Los Angeles | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | Labor movement--California--Los Angeles | Labor unions--California--Los Angeles | Civil Rights Congress (U.S.) | Associations, institutions, etc.--African American membership | United States, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 34.0522342, -118.2436849
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles

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