Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Must Not Die!
- Title (English):
- Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Must Not Die!
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
- Civil Rights Congress (U.S.)
- Civil Rights Congress (U.S.)
- New York, New York, United States
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- Address (creator):
- 23 West 26th Street, New York, New York
- Work Type:
- fliers (printed matter)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S., Abroad
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Cold War- Red Scare, Rosenbergs, Espionage
Black Jewish Relations- Civil Rights, African Americans
- Flyer for October 23, 1952 rally convened by the Civil Rights Congress to save the Rosenbergs to be held at Central Plaza (111 Second Avenue, near E. 7th Street, NY). Speakers include B.Z. Goldberg, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rabbi Samuel Buchler, Helen Sobell and Morris Carnovsky. Flyer notes: "Although one third of New York's residents are Jewish, the jury did not have a single Jewish person on it." It also compares the Rosenberg death penalty with the relatively lenient sentences given to famous Nazi supporters and war-crime perpetrators. The Rosenbergs are sentenced to death on April 5, 1951 and executed on June 19, 1953.
- An early typed draft of Du Bois' text from the rally: http://credo.library.umass.edu/view/full/mums312-b202-i056
The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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