Letter from David [Garr?]; August 24, 1964

Letter from David [Garr?]; August 24, 1964

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Creator:Garr, David
Title:Letter from David [Garr?]; August 24, 1964
Date:1964 Aug. 24

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Typewritten letter from David [Garr?] dated August 24, 1964. Discusses the sit-in at Kress & Co., the attacks of four civil rights workers, and the trials that followed those incidents. Provides detail about an attack on the author by a man identified as V.R. Lee, who was also accused of beating a voter registration worker. Also discusses the civil suit to be filed by the victim.

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

Subjects:Civil rights demonstrations | Civil rights workers | Justice and politics | Laurel (Miss.) | Mississippi Freedom Project | Police misconduct | Violence | Letter writing--Mississippi | Department stores--Mississippi | S.H. Kress & Co. | Offenses against the person--Mississippi | Trials--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | Actions and defenses--Mississippi | Laurel (Miss.) | Jones County (Miss.)
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss. : University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-12-09
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 4, M323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection, 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 Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Joseph and Nancy Ellin Freedom Summer Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

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