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Creator:Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
Title:Pamphlet material
Date:1967 Jan.

Records collected by the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission in January 1967. The file contains correspondence between Erle Johnston, director of the Sovereignty Commission, and Mississippi leaders and members of the public with questions about Mississippi. Letters from the public include one from New York asking about church burnings and one from Michigan asking about poverty in the Mississippi Delta. The file also contains correspondence about the creation of a pamphlet with answers to commonly asked questions about Mississippi to send to newspaper editors and to students seeking information. Johnston also corresponds with Joe Patterson, Mississippi attorney general, about the wording when responding to inquires about the murder of three civil rights workers in 1964.

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission--Officials and employees | Church buildings--Fire and fire prevention--Mississippi | African American churches--Mississippi | African Americans--Economic conditions | Delta (Miss. : Region)--Economic conditions | Mississippi--Race relations--Public opinion | Mississippi--Race relations | Race relations | Pamphlets--Mississippi | Attorneys general--Mississippi | Civic leaders--Mississippi | Retail trade--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Death | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Death | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
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 Pamphlet Material, 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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