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Make Black Count Census campaign pamphlet and button, 1970

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 30

Scope and Contents

Two items, a button and a pamphlet, produced by the Coalition for a Black Count, which campaigned to get Black residents counted in the 1970 US Census. Both items are emblazoned with the slogan "Make Black Count. Get in the '70 Census." The campaign sought accurate Census figures on Black people to ensure better political representation and government apportionment of funding and services for Black communities. The pamphlet tells the reader that if they aren't counted in the Census, it will cost their community seats in Congress, educational opportunities, funding for housing, and employment opportunities.


  • Creation: 1970


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0.167 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Arthur Fournier Rare Books in February 2022.

Processing Information

Processed in December 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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