White Circle League of America

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White Circle League of America was headed by Joseph Beauharnais of Illinois. The league was chartered November 9, 1949 with the primary purpose to "keep white neighborhoods free from negroes." The League was organized shortly after the Park Manor housing riot of July 25, 1949. Although the League wanted to get a million White Chicagoans into the organization their main focus was keeping negroes out of the Park Manor neighborhood. The White Circle League's charter was revolked by a Cook county Circuit court on June 29, 1950. The group became inactive as of July 1952.[1]

The group issued The White Circle News.

Beauharnais was arrested for distributing the following leaflet in the streets of Chicago on January 7, 1950. He ran for Mayor of Chicago on April 3, 1951.

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W A N T E D
ONE MILLION SELF RESPECTING WHITE PEOPLE IN CHICAGO TO UNITE UNDER THE BANNER OF THE WHITE CIRCLE LEAGUE OF AMERICA to oppose the National Campaign now on and supported by TRUMAN'S INFAMOUS CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRAM and many Pro Negro Organizations to amalgamate the black and white races with the object of mongrelizing the white race!
THE WHITE CIRCLE LEAGUE OF AMERICA is the only articulate white voice in America being raised in protest against negro aggressions and infiltrations into all white neighborhoods. The white people of Chicago MUST take advantage of this opportunity to become UNITED. If persuasion and the need to prevent the white race from becoming mongrelized by the negro will not unite us, then the aggressions . . . rapes, robberies, knives, guns and marijuana of the negro, SURELY WILL.
The Negro has many national organizations working to push him into the midst of the white people on many fronts. The white race does not have a single organization to work on a NATIONAL SCALE to make its wishes articulate and to assert its natural rights to self-preservation. THE WHITE CIRCLE LEAGUE OF AMERICA proposes to do the job.

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WE ARE NOT AGAINST THE NEGRO! WE ARE FOR THE WHITE PEOPLE!
We must awaken and protect our white families and neighborhoods before it is too late. Let us work unceasingly to conserve the white man's dignity and rights in America.
THE WHITE CIRCLE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, INC.-Joseph Beauharnais, Pres.- FR 2-8533, Suite 808, 82 W. Washington St. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO GET 25 SIGNATURES ON PETITION! COME TO HEADQUARTERS!
I wish to be enrolled as a member in THE WHITE CIRCLE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and I will do my best to secure ten (10) or more members.
THE FIRST LOYALTY OF EVERY WHITE PERSON IS TO HIS RACE. APPLICATION FOR 1950 MEMBERSHIP ALL THE COMBINED PRO NEGRO THE WHITE CIRCLE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, INC. FORCES HAVE HURLED THEIR (Not For Profit) ULTIMATUM INTO THE FACES ============================================= OF THE WHITE PEOPLE. WE ACCEPT THEIR CHALLENGE. Mail To - DATE ... 19 ..
THEY CANNOT WIN! THE WHITE CIRCLE [ ] Membership ............$1.00 LEAGUE OF AMER. [ ] Subscription to Monthly Magazine inc. (WHITE CIRCLE NEWS) per year ..............$3.00
IT WILL BE EASIER TO REVERSE THE CURRENT OF THE ATLANTIC 52 W. Washington St. OCEAN THAN TO DEGRADE THE Chicago 2, Ill. [ ] WHITE RACE AND ITS NATURAL Voluntary Contribution $... LAWS BY FORCED MONGRELIZATION. Tel. FR 2-8533 [ ] I can volunteer some of my time to aid the WHITE CIRCLE in getting under way.
THE HOUR HAS STRUCK FOR (SIGNED) (Print Name) .................. ALL NORMAL WHITE PEOPLE NAME ................................... TO STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR ADDRESS ................. PHONE .............. OUR RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY CITY .................... STATE .............. AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. (Note: Tear Off and Mail to Headquarters with Your Remittance)


JOSEPH BEAUHARNAIS.
Source: BEAUHARNAIS v. ILLINOIS, 343 U.S. 250 (1952)


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