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Letter from Harry G. Boyte to Sid Goldberg

Date: June 13, 1963

Author: Harry G. Boyte

Biographical/Historical abstract: Harry G. Boyte was involved in numerous aspects of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, and was employed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a field secretary with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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Description: This June 13, 1963 letter from Harry G. Boyte to North American Newspaper Alliance editor Sid Goldberg details an altercation Boyte had with Greensboro Police Department Captain William Jackson while taking notes for a news article on local demonstrations for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Boyte writes that he feels Jackson was out to get him after he was arrested for participating in a Thanksgiving 1962 protest. He also shares his feelings on the importance of discussing civil rights in North Carolina, and what he feels is the impending future of the civil rights movement.


Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Boyte Family Papers

Repository: Duke University

Item#: 4.2.950

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