Stars for Freedom program
Collection number: ahc.MSS651f
Scope and Content
The Stars for Freedom program is a single item produced for the benefit concert. The program includes an introduction written by Martin Luther King, Jr., a welcoming letter from then-mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., and advertisements from local businesses (primarily located on Auburn Avenue). The program has been autographed by Lena Horne, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Mercer Ellington.
- Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Organization)
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This collection is open for research.
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Stars for Freedom raised funds for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference through the participation of nationally known entertainers. Participants included Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marlon Brando, and Lena Horne. Lena Horne, Mercer Ellington (son of Duke Ellington), the trio Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan, Billy Taylor, and George Kirby performed at a benefit concert in Atlanta in August 1963.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Stars for Freedom program
- Paul Crater
- June 2015
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.