Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection
Collection — Box: 1-3
Scope and contents
The Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection contains sketches of his political cartoons drawn for the Atlanta Inquirer, some original artwork, articles and programs from exhibitions. Most of the works were created during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
- 1957, 1962, 1997, undated
- Pennington, T. Maurice (Person)
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T. Maurice Pennington (1923-2009) was born in Louisville, Kentucky. Pennington received his formal education in Nashville, Tennessee and at the Atlanta College of Arts. Pennington was active in the civil rights movement. Pennington worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as a planning strategist. Throughout the 1960s, Pennington's editorial cartoons depicted the inequities and injustices inflicted upon the African-American community. A noted "foot soldier," Pennington was also instrumental in local politics, working to promote the Maynard Jackson mayoral candidacy. On September 26, 2009, Pennington passed at the age of 86.
0.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials
This collection is divided into six series which include: Atlanta Life calendar, Newsclippings, Photographs, Political cartoons, Programs and Writings by Maurice Pennington.
- African American Pentecostals
- African American Student Movements
- African American arts
- African American arts
- African American periodicals
- African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
- African Americans -- Segregation
- African Americans--Civil rights
- Atlanta (Ga.)-Race relations
- Atlanta Region (Ga.) -- Race relations.
- Black Journalists
- Black newspapers
- Cartoons, Political -- United States.
- Civil rights
- Civil rights -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Civil rights demonstrations -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- 1960-1970.
- King, Coretta Scott
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929
- Race relations -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Race relations -- United States
- Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection, 1957-1997
- Finding aid prepared by Kayin Shabazz and Allison Galloup.
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