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1960s Peace Movement bumper sticker

Object Number: 2006.005.0002
Category: Artifacts
Original owner: Millie Seltzer
Type of Object: Bumper sticker
Dimensions: 4 x 17 in. (10.2 x 43.2 cm)
Medium: Paper
Peace Movement bumper sticker, c. 1967, printed by the Fellowship of Reconciliation, New York. This sticker was owned by prominent Dallas activists Holbrooke and Millie Seltzer.
Curator's Notes

In 1966, Dr. Holbrooke and Mille Seltzer, prominent members of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, became outspoken critics of the Vietnam War. Dr. Seltzer and fellow peace activst Ken Gjemre, later the co-founder of Half Price Books in Dallas, started the Dallas Peace Committee to End the War in Vietnam. The group staged weekly silent protests in Dealey Plaza for several months.

Millie Seltzer donated her collection of peace movement memoribilia and recorded an oral history with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on January 10, 2006. She passed away later that year, on October 6, 2006, less than one month after attending the funeral of her close friend, former Texas governor Ann Richards. After Ms. Seltzer's death, her family donated to the Museum a portion of her vast library of peace movement and civil rights literature. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

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