Program, Virginia State Unit of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference meeting, March 28, 1962. First Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia. The meeting featured Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the keynote speaker.
Front cover includes a black and white photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and five signatures (clockwise from top right): Martin L. King, Jr.; Wyatt Tee Walker; Ralph Abernathy; Virgil A. Wood; Curtis W. Harris. Also inscribed "To John" in upper left corner.
Speakers and order of program inside on two pages. Speakers included:
Dr. Milton A. Reid, President, Virginia State Unit of SCLC
Dr. F. J. Boddie Sr., Minister, The Tabernacle Baptist Church
Rev. Grady W. Powell, Minister, The Gillfield Baptist Church
Dr. E. D. Shands, Minister, Bethany Baptist Association
David Gunter, Petersburg Improvement Association
Rev. E. E. Hicks, President, Baptist Ministers Conference
Rev. Curtis Harris, President, Hopewell Improvement Association
Herbert Coulton, Field Secretary, SCLC
Dr. L. C. Johnson, President, NAACP
Pricilla McLeod, Youth of the City
Attorney Len Holt, Counsel for State Unit SCLC
Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, Director of SCLC
Dorothy Cotton, Educational Consultant
Rev. Robert G. Williams, President, Baptist General Association
Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy, Treasurer, SCLC
Rev. Virgil A. Wood, Acting Chairman, Board of Directors, SCLC
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President, SCLC, Atlanta, Georgia
The Goodwill Community Singers also performed music. Program inside also inscribed "J. Lee 3/62" in lower right corner.
The lyrics to James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Every Voice and Sing" are printed on the back cover. Three signatures are also on the back cover (clockwise from top left): Dorothy Cotton; Wyatt Tee Walker; Martin L. King, Jr.