NEWS PHOTO: ACTIVIST/PRINCIPAL R. WILEY BROWNLEE TARRED
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NEWS PHOTO: ACTIVIST/PRINCIPAL R. WILEY BROWNLEE TARRED/FEATHERED
NEWS FEATURES PHOTO - Principal R. Wiley Brownlee Tarred and Feathered by the Klan. A civil-rights activist and former principal of Willow Run High School in Michigan, Brownlee, in his time at Willow Run High, had taken a conciliatory approach to mounting racial tensions at the school, an approach that eventually cost him his job. His insistence on fair treatment for minority students had also propelled him into national headlines when, in 1971, he was assaulted at gunpoint, then tarred and feathered, by members of the Michigan Ku Klux Klan following a Willow Run school-board meeting.
8" x 10" photo, date-stamped 4-3-71 on the reverse, and shows Brownlee in the aftermath of his tar & feathering. Good condition with heavy paint, crop marks, corner creasing and surface wear.
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