Att: Helen Brooks, President

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In this letter addressed to the Vancouver and Washington chapter of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the author includes information about voter enfranchisement and racial equality projects and implores the union members for donations.  The author appealed to the letter's all-female audience when pointing out the injustices directed at women and children in the South in order to elicit donations from the union members.  The authors also references the civil rights work being done by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).  As a goal, the author outlined the possibility of gaining enough donations from the union members to send a truck to civil rights workers in the South for their transportation needs.

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Document Description: one-page photocopy of typewritten letter; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconsin Papers: Hamer"; The year noted in this doc entry is not mentioned in the document, the year or range of years for its publication was determined based on research of its content.

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