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Creator:Johnston, Erle
Title:Attitudes in Mississippi
Date:1967 Dec.

From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers. Transcribed copy of a typewritten document entitled "Attitudes in Mississippi", written by Erle Johnston in December 1967. Johnston describes what he considers to be the prevailing attitudes in Mississippi in the late 1960s and argues that Mississippians should be allowed to continue their way of life, even if it includes racism and segregation. The author points out that most Americans judge Mississippi by press coverage that resulted from civil rights activities taking place in the state. It appears that this document was written as a defense of the existence of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.

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Subjects:Johnston, Erle | Johnson, Paul B., 1916-1985 | Braden, Carl, 1914-1975 | Smith, Benjamin Eugene | Aptheker, Herbert, 1915-2003 | Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972 | Seivers, Ted | Gurewitz, Don | Adler, Irving | Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986 | Brown, Oliver, 1918- --Trials, litigation, etc. | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission | United States Commission on Civil Rights | United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Mississippi--Race relations | Race relations | School integration--Mississippi | Segregation--Mississippi | Discrimination--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Racism--Mississippi | Discrimination in public accommodations--Mississippi | Discrimination in education--Mississippi | Discrimination in employment--Mississippi | Obedience (Law)--Mississippi | Constitutional law--Mississippi | States' rights (American politics) | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Demonstrations--Mississippi | Communism--United States | Communism--Mississippi | Communists--United States | Communists--Mississippi | Subversive activities--United States | Subversive activities--Mississippi | Political crimes and offenses--Mississippi | Political violence--Mississippi | Southern Conference Educational Fund | Greenville Air Force Base (Mississippi) | W.E.B. Du Bois Clubs of America | United States. Senate. Internal Security Subcommittee | Vermont in Mississippi Project | Public welfare--Mississippi | Poor--Public welfare--Mississippi | African Americans--Public welfare--Mississippi | Poor African Americans--Public welfare--Mississippi | Social service--Mississippi | Humanitarianism | Criminal investigation--Mississippi | African Americans--Crimes against--Mississippi | Judgments, Criminal--Mississippi | Justice | Conduct of life | Fairness | Equality before the law--Mississippi | Statutes--United States | Courts of last resort--United States | Unites States. Supreme Court | Judgments--United States | African Americans--Employment--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | Suffrage--Mississippi | Job vacancies--Mississippi | Mississippi. Legislature | Constitutional law--United States | Constitutional law--Mississippi | Literacy tests (Election law)--Mississippi | Election law--Mississippi | Illiterate persons--Mississippi | Literacy--Mississippi | Vocational qualifications--Mississippi | Vocational qualifications--United States | Employment tests--Mississippi | Employment tests--United States | Employee selection--Mississippi | Employee selection--United States | Civil service--Examinations | United States--Officials and employees | Bureaucracy--United States | Bureaucrats | United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare | Topeka (Kan.). Board of Education--Trials, litigation, etc. | Washington County (Miss.). Board of Education | Education--Mississippi | Schools--Mississippi | Public schools--Mississippi | Universities and colleges--Mississippi | Teachers--Mississippi | Teachers--Dismissal of--Mississippi | African American teachers--Mississippi | Employees--Dismissal of--Mississippi | Layoff systems--Mississippi | School closings--Mississippi | Education--Finance | Federal aid to education--Mississippi | Hospitals--Mississippi | Hospitals--Finance--Mississippi | Federal aid to hospitals--Mississippi | Medical care--Mississippi | African Americans--Medical care--Mississippi | Courts--United States | Wills--United States | Legacies--United States | Girard College | Discrimination in housing--Mississippi | Discrimination in housing--United States | House selling--Mississippi | House selling--United States | Intervention (Federal government--United States | Civil disobedience--Mississippi | Civil disobedience--United States | Government, Resistance to--Mississippi | Government, Resistance to--United States | University of Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Violence--United States | Riots--Mississippi | Riots--United States | Offenses against property--Mississippi | Offenses against property--United States | Murder--Mississippi | Murder--United States | Electoral college--United States | Presidents--Election | Elections--United States | Patriotism--Mississippi | Draft resisters--Mississippi | Draft resisters--United States | Medal of Honor | Respect for persons | Respect | Mississippi | Washington County (Miss.) | Topeka (Kan.) | Shawnee County (Kan.)
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 | 2003-05-06
Original Material:

Box 8, Folder 26, M319 Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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