Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Anti-Civil Rights Flyer: Rules for Conduct in Sit-Down Demonstrations. One page, 8.5" x 11", "Atlanta Area," circa 1960. Distributed by one of the various white citizens councils or other anti-segregation/white supremacist organization, this flyer provides twelve "directives" for those taking part in the sit-ins such as: "TAKE A BATH. (Do not be afraid! Five NEW YORK Doctors has proved that a bath will not hurt you"; "EMPTY YOUR POCKETS (Leave zip gun, razor, congo beads, MAU-MAU literature, Ivory Statue of Earl Warren, guns, brass knucks, and Parole Card at home"; and "IF REFUSED SERVICE OR ASKED TO MOVE (Go into your act of Social Pitty, show your Margaret Long Social Card . . . Whine, and squeeze out a tear or two. We must arouse the pity for mistreated (refrain from snickering) Negro citizens." Folds. Small rust stain from a paperclip at upper and lower left corners. Two small pinholes at upper left corner. Small .25" tear at lower edge. From the Maude Ballou Civil Rights Papers.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    3rd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 323

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 27 Musical Instruments - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 May 11 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,136,520