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Letter from Lewis Brandon III to members of the North Carolina Federation of Progressive Individuals

Date: January 15, 1982

Author: Lewis A. Brandon, III

Biographical/Historical abstract: Lewis A. Brandon III (1939- ), a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, was active in several civic and civil rights organizations in Greensboro, including Greensboro Association of Poor People (GAPP) and the local CORE chapter.

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Description: This January 15, 1982 form letter invites recipients to attend a meeting of the North Carolina Federation of Progressive Individuals in Greensboro on January 30, 1982. The letter includes details of a leadership meeting held December 12, 1981, which marked the founding of the organization, and of a January 9, 1982 steering committee meeting. At the latter, it was decided that a Solidarity Day march protesting the new right and budget cuts would be held later that year and that the federation would support an action by Triad Citizens Concerned for Central America. Rev. Henry Atkins, of St. Mary's House at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was a member of both groups. The steering committee also considered how the group would be involved in state elections. The letter was written by Lewis Brandon III on behalf of the organization.

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Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Sydney Nathans Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.67.1173

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