Benjamin Lawson Hooks papers, Preservation and Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Press release attached: "Little Rock Nine and friends at NAACP's 49th annual convention in Cleveland, left to right, standing: Roberts, Thelma Mothershed, Gloria Ray, Jefferson Thomas, Kivie Kaplan, Minnijean Brown, Ernest Green, Mrs. L. C. Bates, Dr. James E. Levy; seated, Carlotta Walls, Melba Patillo and Elizabeth Eckford. Spingarn Medal was awarded to the teenage students and to Mrs. Bates, their mentor, for their heroic role in breaking the color bar at Little Rock's Central High School. Mr. Kaplan of Boston is co-chairman of the NAACP life membership committee. Dr. Levy is president of the Association's Cleveland branch, host to the convention."
"NAACP Annual Convention" (2021). Benjamin Lawson Hooks Papers images. 213.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.