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|Creator:||Simmons, William J., 1916-|
|Title:||Letter, William J. Simmons to Erle Johnston, Jr.; November 18, 1987|
|Date:||1987 Nov. 25|
From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers. Typewritten letter from William J. Simmons to Erle Johnston, Jr., dated November 18, 1987, in response to Johnston's request for information to be used in his book about Mississippi from 1953-1973. Topics discussed include integrated sporting events, the White Citizens council, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, and issues related to the Sovereignty Commission during the administrations of Ross Barnett and J.P. Coleman. Also mentioned are the Voting Rights Act of 1968, the Reconstruction of the 1860s, and the New Reconstruction of the 1859s.
Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
|Subjects:||Johnston, Erle--Correspondence | Simmons, William J., 1916- --Correspondence | Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987 | Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission | Mississippi--Race relations | White Citizens councils--Mississippi | Gerrymandering--Mississippi | African Americans--Sufferage | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528|
|Collection:||Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive|
|Institution:||University of Southern Mississippi Libraries|
|Contributors:||University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries|
Box 2, Folder 9, M319 Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.
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Forms part of the Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers 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.
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