Harlem CORE member 'Miss Mary' Hamilton on the cover of Jet, April 1964

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Harlem CORE member 'Miss Mary' Hamilton on the cover of Jet, April 1964

Subject

Harlem CORE members

Description

This is the cover of the April 23, 1964 issue of Jet magazine, one of the only weekly national Black magazines at the time. It features Harlem CORE member Mary Hamilton and her Supreme Court case which has come to be known as the 'Miss Mary' case.
According to her friend and former room mate , Sheila Michaels:

"Mary Hamilton, served a month in jail, in Gadsden, Alabama, for contempt of court, when she refused to answer to "Mary", insisting upon being addressed with an honorific, as "Miss Hamilton". The case went to the Supreme Court, which ruled for her, in a landmark case, in 1964 (Ex parte Mary Hamilton. Ala. Sup. Ct., 7 Div. 621). It established for minorities rights to the same courtesies and honorifics as "whites".

Source - http://www.crmvet.org/mem/hamilton.htm

Creator

Jet Magazine

Source

http://books.google.com/books?id=bcEDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA50&dq=mary+hamilton,+core&hl=en&ei=2JEITPlEw_7wBrvY3bYB&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=mary%20hamilton%2C%20core&f=false

Publisher

Jet Magazine

Date

April 23, 1964

Rights

Jet magazine

Format

image, .jpeg

Type

image

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Citation

Jet Magazine, "Harlem CORE member 'Miss Mary' Hamilton on the cover of Jet, April 1964," in Harlem CORE, Item #103, http://harlemcore.com/omeka/items/show/103 (accessed October 22, 2019).