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Alabama's White Citizens Rally Against Integration

This handbill was distributed at a 1956 anti-integration rally attended by over 10,000 white citizens in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery's mayor was one of the featured speakers at the rally.

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to abolish the Negro race, proper methods should be used. Among these are guns, bows and arrows, sling shots and knives.

We hold these truths to be self evident that all whites are created equal with certain rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of dead niggers.

In every stage of the bus boycott we have been oppressed and degraded because of black slimy, juicy, unbearably stinking niggers. The conduct should not be dwelt upon because behind them they have an ancestral background of Pigmies, head hunters and snot suckers.

My friends it is time we wised up to these black devils. I tell you they are a group of two legged agitators who persist in walking up and down our streets protruding their black lips. If we don’t stop helping these African flesh eaters, we will soon wake up and find Rev. King in the White House.

LET’S GET ON THE BALL WHITE CITIZENS.

The Book "Declaration of Segregation" will appear April, 1956. If this appeals to you be sure to read the book.

Source | Central Alabama Citizens Council, "Declaration of Segregation," handbill, Montgomery, Alabama, 10 February 1956; from Stewart Burns, ed. Daybreak of Freedom: The Montgomery Bus Boycott (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1997), 154.
Creator | Central Alabama Citizens Council
Item Type | Pamphlet/Petition
Cite This document | Central Alabama Citizens Council, “Alabama's White Citizens Rally Against Integration,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 21, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1139.

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