Citizenship Education Program Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Atlanta: SCLC, [circa 1963 - 1965]. Six-panel brochure, fine condition, portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. on rear panel with his assessment of what makes a first class citizen. The brochure introduces the program, which took basic literacy as its primary goal, but also sought to offer instruction in other aspects of community life. Includes an application form for those wishing to be trained as teachers in the program. Undated, but early 1960s. Dorothy Cotton is listed as the contact for submitting applications. King's statement on the rear panel concludes "All over the country there are adults who are not registered to vote, and who generally do not participate in their civic affairs. These persons are not full citizens. Many of them have not had an opportunity to learn what is required of first class citizens. These people need Citizenship training."