Between 1967 and 1970, the West African nation of Nigeria was embroiled in a deadly civil war six years after the nation gained independence from the United Kingdom. The Nigerian-Biafran War (also know as the Nigerian Civil War) was sparked by two coup d'états and several pogroms in 1966. The following year on May 30, 1967 Lt. Col. C. Odumegwu Ojuku and other military leaders from the Igbo dominated Eastern Region declared independence from the greater Nigerian Federation and proclaimed the birth of the Republic of Biafra.
From the description of Biafra War collection, c. 1966-1970. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 392070050
Max Cohen, lawyer, professor and author, frequently worked with jazz musicians and other performers who needed to vacate drug-related arrests in order to be licensed to perform in nightclubs.
Cohen led the suit to overturn the NYC cabaret or "police card." Comedian Lenny Bruce was one of his clients then, and in a narcotics case in Philadelphia in 1961.
From the description of Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Lenny Bruce's drug case, 1959-1962. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 314129993