Newspaper clippings of the article, "King holiday gets initial House OK," in the Dallas Morning News, discussing the Texas House of Representatives passing of two bills, the first to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a paid holiday for state employees, and the second to lower the state tax on horse race wagering.
Flyer for the Free Angela Davis Rally & Dance on May 23, 1971 in the La Villita Assembly Building in San Antonio, Texas. There is a photo of Angela Davis in the center of the flyer and the speakers and admission information is listed below the photo.
Newspaper clipping of the article, "King holiday wins initial House vote," in San Antonio Express-News discussing the Texas Senate bill to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day an official paid holiday for state employees.
Letter from Bob Dean to Mario Marcel Salas thanking Salas from his letter Mayor Kathryn J. Witmire urging support of a state holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and stating that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a paid holiday for the City of Houston.
Letter from Julia Kooken to John and Jo Stanford discussing a plan to flood the office of Ross Barnett with checks made out to a memorial fund for the family of Medgar Evers. The fund will support the Evers family while allowing Americans to express their position regarding Medgar Evers' death. There is a handwritten note at the bottom of the typed letter asking John and Jo to forgive the carbon copy and a list of other people Kooken sent the letter to.
Newspaper clipping of the article, "ANC battle for liberty is for all, official says," in the San Antonio Light discussing Lyndall Shope-Mafole's address to the benefit organized by the San Antonio Mandela Project.
Newspaper clipping of the second page of an article titled, "ANC: Freedom struggle" in the San Antonio Light discussing the struggles with securing permission to visit South Africa and Nelson Mandela's recent visit to the United States.
Newspaper clipping of the article, "King Day receives tentative House OK," in the San Antonio Light discussing an informal vote on the bill to recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid holiday for state employees.
Newspaper clipping of the article, "S. African blacks must fight oppression, ANC member says," in the San Antonio Express-News discussing Lyndall Shope-Mafole's speech at a Sunday evening service celebrating Nelson Mandela's release from prison. The cited attendance number, "over 200" is underlined in blue ink and has an arrow from it to a handwritten note reading, "700."
Letter from John W. Stanford to Maury Maverick, Jr. discussing the verdict in Stanford's court case and thanking Maverick for his work on the case. Stanford also discusses the possible implications of the decision and his hope that the "climate of repression" in Texas will lessen.