Maeve Wachowicz

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Maine Civil Rights March & Rally Committee, Maine Civil Rights March, Maine Human Rights Act, Maine Human Rights Act 1998, Golden Ribbon Campaign, Interfaith Vigil Against Hate Violence, Video Recordings



The Maine Civil Rights March & Rally Committee was formed in response to the February 1998 repeal of the civil rights law which had been enacted in May 1997. They organized a march, rally and fundraising entertainment event on Oct. 18, 1998. They followed these events with a vigil in memory of Mathew Shepard, with services held in several parts of the state on Oct. 18, 1998. The Committee also sponsored an "Interfaith Vigil Against Hate Violence" in Bangor on Oct. 7, 1999. The Archives contains some records of the Committee, blank cards representative of an effort to have people write messages in support of their mission, stickers and pins, promotional materials for the march and rally, video recordings of the event, programs from the 1999 vigil, and 2 large banners.

Size of Collection:

3 ft.



Maine Civil Rights March & Rally Committee Archives was donated in 2009 by Jean Lavigne, the Treasurer and coordinator of the rally site for MCRMRC.

Ownership and Literary Rights:

Maine Civil Rights March & Rally Committee Archives is the physical property of the University of Southern Maine Libraries. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the creator or her/his legal heirs and assigns.

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