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Letter, Mary Sue [Short] to friends; February 1, 1965

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Creator:Gellatly, Mary Sue
Title:Letter, Mary Sue [Short] to friends; February 1, 1965
Date:1965 Feb. 1

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Typewritten letter from Mary Sue (last name unknown) to friends, dated February 1, 1965, in which she explains the intimidation and fear that surrounds African Americans and civil rights workers in Shaw, Mississippi. According to the letter, lawyers in various parts of the state tried to prove cases of discrimination, harassment, and intimidation against African Americans trying to vote. Also mentions the progress of the freedom school and its students, as well as Freedom Day.

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

Subjects:Gellatly, Mary Sue--Correspondence | Devine, Annie, 1912-2000 | Hamer, Fannie Lou | Adams, Victoria Gray, 1926-2006 | Justice, Administration of--Political aspects--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Schools | Mississippi Freedom Project | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Violence against | Voter registration--Mississippi | Civics--Study and teaching--Mississippi | Adult education--Mississippi | African Americans--Education--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | African Americans--Politics and government--Mississippi | Intimidation--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 6, 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 Mississippi Digital Library.

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

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/600/rec/1