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Letter, Erle Johnston, Jr. to Northern newspaper editors; 1969

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Creator:Johnston, Erle
Title:Letter, Erle Johnston, Jr. to Northern newspaper editors; 1969

From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers. Typewritten letter from Erle Johnston, director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, sent to editors of northern newspapers in 1969. Johnston discusses the current climate in the state as a result of civil rights activities and urges outside parties to visit the state. He expresses concern about a potential boycott of products manufactured in Mississippi, and asks that critics of the state be patient while its citizens are "forced to accept change."

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

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Typescripts
Subjects:Johnston, Erle--Correspondence | Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission | Mississippi--Race relations | Race relations and the press--United States | Race relations | 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 | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Mississippi--Social conditions | Mississippi--Economic conditions | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | African Americans--Economic conditions--20th century | Boycotts--United States | Manufactures--Mississippi | Commercial products--Mississippi | Free enterprise--Mississippi | Free enterprise--United States | Restraint of trade--Mississippi | Restraint of trade--United States | Commercial crimes--Mississippi | Commercial crimes--United States | Trade regulation--Mississippi | Trade regulation--United States | Quality of products--Mississippi | Workmanship--Mississippi | Manufacturing industries--Mississippi | Reciprocity (Commerce)--Mississippi | Reciprocity (Commerce)--United States | Attitude change--Mississippi | Problem solving--Mississippi | Suspicion--United States | Suspicion--Mississippi | Helpfulness | Reason | Change | Social change--Mississippi | Patience | Conduct of life | Criticism, Personal | Interpersonal relations | Respect for persons | Respect | Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission--Officials and employees | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 9, Folder 5, 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.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/manu/id/67/rec/1