The Dallas Youth Council Scrapbook (1957-1958)

Dublin Core

Title

The Dallas Youth Council Scrapbook (1957-1958)

Subject

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Youth Council
Racism
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People., Dallas Branch
Police brutality
Civil Rights--United States
Discrimination
Youth Activism
1950s

Description

The Dallas NAACP Youth Council constructed a scrapbook consisting of newspaper clippings and important correspondence. The contents of the scrapbook highlight different initiatives the NAACP Youth Council took to fight for equal rights. In this collection specifically, the youth council documents an effort to raise awareness regarding an incident of police brutality against a student named Essein Essein. In the scrapbook, they included press coverage of the incident, as well as responses from organizations they hoped to engage in protest against the incident itself, such as the Southern Regional Council and the Highland Park Methodist Church.

Creator

Dallas Youth Council, NAACP

Date

1957-1958

Language

English

Source

“Dallas Youth Council Scrapbook, 1957-1958”, Box D22a, Volume 2.325, Juanita Jewel Shanks Craft Collection, 1939-1972. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.