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Revolt in the Delta; 6 July 1965

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Creator:Rapp, Alvin
Title:Revolt in the Delta; 6 July 1965
Date:1965 July 6

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Report describing the beginning of the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (MFLU), which was founded in Shaw, Mississippi, to work for higher wages for cotton choppers and truck drivers. Members of the MFLU went on strike in 1965, demanding an increase in wages from $3.50 a day to $1.25 an hour and an 8-hour work day. Several involved in the strike were arrested, and the highest increase in wages was to $4.50 a day. Requests contributions to support future strikes and the expansion of the union.

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

Subjects:Agricultural laborers | Labor unions | Strikes and lockouts | African American farmers--Mississippi--Shaw | Truck drivers--Mississippi--Shaw | African American farmers--Mississippi--Cleveland | Mississippi Freedom Labor Union | False arrest--Mississippi--Boyle | Arrest--Mississippi--Jackson | Women household employees--Mississippi | African American women household employees--Mississippi | Strikes and lockouts--Mississippi | Fund raising--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Shaw | United States, Mississippi, Cleveland | United States, Mississippi, Boyle | United States, Mississippi, Bolivar County, 33.795539, -90.8804009 | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 9, 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/singleitem/collection/manu/id/168/rec/1