[Columbus, Ohio?]: N.P., 1943. Single sheet, folded thrice, measuring 6” x 4 1/8” folded, opens to 16½” x 12”. One side contains an eight panel pamphlet, the other a small poster. Good: heavily worn with moderate dust soiling to cover panel; tiny separations at edges; a few holes at intersecting folds.
This is a re-election campaign pamphlet targeted to African Americans created by either a Black author or an African American organization we cannot uncover. One side is a brochure with text that listed the general accomplishments of mayor Floyd F. Green, included a list of nine African Americans he appointed to government posts, and a short one page essay, “Our Place In Columbus.” While we have learned nothing of the author, the title of the essay, along with text such as “no city has contributed more to the uplift of OUR race,” leads us to believe that either Parker was African American, and/or the pamphlet was the product of a Black political organization.
The opposite side is a poster entitled “Our City Family. A Souvenir for the Home.” It celebrates African Americans working for Columbus with 39 portraits of city employees including 16 Black firemen and 15 police officers, one of whom, Ruth Irving, was a woman. OCLC locates one copy.
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