Legal briefs, correspondence, biographical material, publications. 1949-1965
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Henry J. Haldeman was the owner of the Haldeman Julius Press in Girard, Kansas. This firm published a series of books under the title, "Little Blue Books" which were of a controversial nature. Some of these books concerned sexual topics. Haldeman had inherited this publishing firm from his father, Emanuel Haldeman Julius in 1951. In 1961, Haldeman was arrested on obscenity charges stemming from the nature of the material contained in some of his publications. The case was appealed i...
In May 1961, retired Michigan professor Walter Bergman and his wife Frances joined eleven others in a racially integrated Freedom Ride of the South, as a challenge to segregation. At Birmingham, Alabama, their members were beaten with fists and clubs by Ku Klux Klansmen, causing Walter Bergman to suffer permanent injuries which confined him to a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. He later filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation, charging that it knew of the Klan's plan...