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Letter, James P. Coleman to Erle Johnston; July 20, 1987

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Creator:Coleman, J.P. (James Plemon), 1914-
Title:Letter, James P. Coleman to Erle Johnston; July 20, 1987
Date:1987 May 20

From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers; Typewritten letter from James P. Coleman to Erle Johnston, Jr., dated July 20, 1987, written in response to a letter from Johnston. Coleman describes the origin of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, which was established as part of an effort to maintain segregated education in Mississippi, despite the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Also mentions Gene Walker. This letter is unsigned.

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

Subjects:Federal government | Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission | Politicians | Politics, practical | Segregation in education | State governments | Letter writing | Governors--Mississippi | Segregation in education--Mississippi | School integration--Mississippi | United States. Supreme Court | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc.
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss. : University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2003-04-22
Original Material:

Box 2, Folder 14, M319 Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts

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.

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