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Activist donates civil rights-era posters to UNM

Created: 07/31/2014 7:56 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A long-time activist has donated his posters from the civil rights era to the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections.
    
The University of New Mexico recently announced it has acquired a new collection of activist posters collected by Allen Cooper.
    
Officials say the collection offers a rare look into civil rights activism in New Mexico, the American Indian Movement, and anti-Vietnam War causes around the Southwest.
    
The Albuquerque-born Cooper worked with a number of civil rights organizations throughout his career, including the Congress of Racial Equality, the Black Panther Party and Students for a Democratic Society.
    
The 75-year-old is currently writing a memoir.
    
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Online:
    
Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections Allen Cooper Papers: http://econtent.unm.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/acooper

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