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Buford Posey

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Creator:Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
Title:Buford Posey

Records collected by the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission on Buford Posey between 1958 and 1970. Posey was alleged to be a member of the communist party. The file contains a recounting of Posey allegedly promoting the communist party in 1948, articles written by Posey and published in the New Southerner and the American Socialist publications, information about his arrest in 1958 for challenging a newspaper publisher to dual for reprinting comments from those articles, reports from investigations in 1961 and 1963, as well as a copy of the broadside published by the Georgia Commission on Education following the 1957 documenting the Highlander Folk School's twenty-fifth anniversary celebration and the alleged communist connection to the school as well as the social integration during the weekend.

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | Articles | Broadsides | Reports | Text
Subjects:Posey, Buford W. | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Social reformers--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Communism | Jackson advocate | African American newspapers--Mississippi--Jackson | Presidents--United States--Election--1948 | Segregation--Mississippi | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) | Georgia Commission on Education | Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)--Anniversaries, etc. | Men, White--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | United States, Mississippi, Philadelphia | United States, Mississippi, Neshoba County, 32.7534966, -89.1175728
Collection:Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Folders
Institution:Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Mississippi. Department of Archives and History
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from Buford Posey, Sovereignty Commission records, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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Forms part of Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006

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