dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
19 march 1968 & marion barry buf membership card

19 march 1968 & marion barry buf membership card

OTD 19 March 1968 Marion Barry received his Black United Front membership card. The Black United Front was founded on 9 January 1968 to bring disparate civil rights/Black Power groups together to organize collectively toward freedom and justice in the city.  Marion Barry, as co-founder and head of Pride Inc., a youth-centered economic development organization, joined BUF. 

Barry was the 8th person to receive an official membership card. Stokely Carmichael, BUF chairperson and co-founder, signed the card. Membership was good from one year of execution date. Lulu Stroud, BUF secretary, probably administered the card to Barry.

For more on BUF, click here and here.
For more on Marion Barry, click here.
For more on Stokely Carmichael, click here and here.
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Please comment below. Were you a BUF member? Do you still have a membership card? Did you know Lulu Stroud? Do you now who designed the BUF logo? You may comment privately here.

Ephemera source: Courtesy Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University. Pride Inc. Papers.

 

20 March 1968 & howard u students take over admin building

20 March 1968 & howard u students take over admin building

18 march 1968 & federal city college's 1st student

18 march 1968 & federal city college's 1st student