[Racism Through Music]

"Notice! Stop Help Save the Youth of America. Don't Buy Negro Records" - 1960s Black Music Records Boycott Broadside

New Orleans, Louisiana: Citizens' Councils of America. ca. 1960.

A chilling original 1960s Louisiana broadside, urging consumers not to buy records by black musicians, calling the recording "screaming, idiotic words, and savage music." The Citizens Council of Greater New Orleans organized a variety of similar consumer boycotts in the years around Brown v. Board.  Here, in particularly ugly language, they decry the apparently damaging effects of African American popular music in "undermining the morals of our white youth in America."  Measures 5.9 x 9 inches (15 x 23 centimeters) on thin pink paper, in fine condition. 

(19270)


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