Activist donates civil rights-era posters to UNM

University of New Mexico UNM

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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