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Alert Americans Association broadside "Martin Luther King...At Communist Training School”

Collection number: ahc.MSS964f

Scope and Contents

Alert Americans Association published this broadside, "Martin Luther King...At Communist Training School,” on page four of The Augusta Courier. The boradside depicts a photo of a group of men in a class at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. Myles Horton founded the school in 1932; it was a center for adult education on labor rights and African American citizenship. As an integrated space, the school hosted civil rights leadership training. The broadside caption identifies Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) and three communist leaders, Abner W. Berry (1902-1987), Aubrey Williams (1890-1965), and Myles Horton (1905-1990), characterizing them as the "'Four Horsemen' of racial agitation.”


  • 1963 July 8


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Biographical / Historical

Alert Americans Association, also known as Alert America Association, was an extreme right organization based in Los Angeles, California. It distributed conservative, anti-left propoganda. Additional historical information has not been determined.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1998

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Alert Americans Association broadside "Martin Luther King...At Communist Training School”
Leah Lefkowitz
January 2023
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