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T. Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0106

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.


  • Creation: 1957, 1962, 1997, undated


Rights Statement

All materials in this collection are either protected by copyright or are the property of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc., and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. For more information, please contact

Use restrictions

This collection is currently on loan to the Archives Research Center, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. For more information on permissions and copyright, please contact the Head of the Archives Research Center at or (404) 978-2052.

Biographical note

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

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This collection is divided into six series which include: Atlanta Life calendar, Newsclippings, Photographs, Political cartoons, Programs and Writings by Maurice Pennington.

Maurice Pennington political cartoon collection, 1957-1997
Finding aid prepared by Kayin Shabazz and Allison Galloup.
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Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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