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On the attainment of distinction

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Creator:East, Percy Dale
Title:On the attainment of distinction
Date:1962 Dec.

From the East (P.D.) Collection. Typewritten copy of an address by P. D. East entitled, ;On the Attainment of Distinction,; given at Vassar College in December 1962. East discusses his newspaper, The Petal Paper, and the responses he received from publications that were considered controversial by some in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, area. He discusses the constant harassment, threats, and slander to which he was subjected as a result of his social and political views. Other topics include race relations, politics, liberty, and the distinction of freedom.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Subjects:East, Percy Dale | Civil rights--United States | Race relations and the press--United States | Libel and slander--United States | Libel and slander--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Libel and slander--Mississippi--Forrest County | Liberty | Harassment--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Harassment--Mississippi--Forrest County | Harassment--United States | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 2, M324 East (P.D.) Collection, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the P. D. East Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/418/rec/1