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Letter, Hugo Newcomb, Sr. to Erle Johnston; October 16, 1987

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Creator:Newcomb, Hugo
Title:Letter, Hugo Newcomb, Sr. to Erle Johnston; October 16, 1987
Date:1987 Oct. 16

From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers; Typewritten letter from Hugo Newcomb to Erle Johnston, Jr., dated October 16, 1987, describing the anticipated incidents related to the Freedom Riders presence in Mississippi during the administration of Governor Ross Barnett. Includes a description of the activation of the National Guard and other forces in an effort to disperse any riots that took place. Also describes briefly specific incidents such as James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi.

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

Subjects:Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987 | Meredith, James, 1933- | McComb (Miss.) | University of Mississippi | Letter writing | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi | Race riots--Mississippi | Segregation in education--Mississippi--University | School integration--Mississippi--University | United States, Mississippi, Pike County | United States, Mississippi, University | United States, Mississippi, Lafayette County, 34.3567578, -89.4849193
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 3, Folder 21, 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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