Activist donates civil rights-era posters to UNM

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A long-time activist has donated his posters from the civil rights era to the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections.

The University of New Mexico recently announced it has acquired a new collection of activist posters collected by Allen Cooper.

Officials say the collection offers a rare look into civil rights activism in New Mexico, the American Indian Movement, and anti-Vietnam War causes around the Southwest.

The Albuquerque-born Cooper worked with a number of civil rights organizations throughout his career, including the Congress of Racial Equality, the Black Panther Party and Students for a Democratic Society.

The 75-year-old is currently writing a memoir.

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