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Madison County

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Creator:Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
Title:Madison County

Records collected by the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission on civil rights work in Canton, Madison County, Mississippi in 1964 and 1965. The file contains reports of Sovereignty Commission investigations in the area, including lists of African Americans who registered to vote; memorandums with information about merchant association meetings discussing the African American boycott of local businesses; articles about projects in the county; lists of those arrested with address, age, and race information; and a petition with over two hundred signatures supporting the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | Memorandums | Reports | Articles | Programs | Lists (document genres) | Text
Subjects:Madison County (Miss.)--Race relations | Canton (Miss.)--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--Mississippi--Madison County | Race discrimination--Mississippi--Canton | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Madison County | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Canton | Civil rights--Mississippi--Madison County | Civil rights--Mississippi--Canton | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Madison County | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Canton | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Madison County | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Canton | Boycotts--Mississippi--Madison County | Boycotts--Mississippi--Canton | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) | Mississippi Freedom Project | Voter registration--Mississippi--Madison County | Voter registration--Mississippi--Canton | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi--Canton | United States, Mississippi, Canton | United States, Mississippi, Madison County
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
Original Material:

from Madison County, Sovereignty Commission records, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records are state government records made available to the public pursuant to American Civil Liberties Union v. Fordice, 969 F.Supp. 403 (S.D.Miss.1994). The web-enabled version of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records is intended for public use in research, teaching, and private study in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). MDAH makes no warranty or assurances that materials contained in this collection are free from U.S. copyright claims or other restrictions on free use and display. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or distributing materials found in this collection. MDAH requests that prior to publication of Sov. Com. images the user submit an MDAH Broadcast/Publication Permission form for approval by the Department. This form must be accompanied by documentation which proves that copyright requirements have been satisfied. Contact MDAH Reference Staff for details on how to obtain and complete the B/PP form: (601) 576 6876 or refdesk@mdah.state.ms.us. There are no MDAH Use Fees associated with use of Sov. Com. images. MDAH asks that each image used in a presentation, display, or publication be accompanied by a credit line, which at a minimum includes the name of this collection, the unique resource identifier for each image, the name of this institution, and URL. ; Cite images according to the following structure: Original Creator, "Title", Original creation date (if known), Unique Resource Identifier, Series Number and Title, Archival Repository, date of last web page revision, image location/URL, (image viewed on date).

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

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