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Voter registration laws in Mississippi: subversion of the fifteenth amendment in Mississippi; ; [n.d.]

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Title:Voter registration laws in Mississippi: subversion of the fifteenth amendment in Mississippi; ; [n.d.]
Date:1964 June
Description:

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Nine-page typewritten document entitled, *Voter Registration Laws in Mississippi: Subversion of the Fifteenth Amendment in Mississippi;* presumably part of the curriculum training materials for Freedom Summer volunteers in Oxford, Ohio, in June 1964. Volunteers attended a two-week training and education course before going to Mississippi for the summer. This document describes legislation passed in Mississippi that was in direct violation of the Fifteenth Amendment, particularly discrimination against African Americans in voter registration practices throughout the state. It also discusses some instances of race-related violence in Mississippi. It appears that one or more pages of the original document are missing.

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

Types:Text
Subjects:African Americans | Civil rights movements | Discrimination | Legislation | Mississippi. Legislature | Voter registration | African Americans--Segregation--Mississippi | United States. Constitution. 15th Amendment | White Citizens councils--Mississippi | States' rights (American politics) | Federal-state controversies--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | African Americans--Violence against--Mississippi | Murder--Mississippi | Intimidation--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Literacy tests (Election law)--Mississippi | Voting registrars--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations | Mississippi
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 | 2004-07-01
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 12, 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/ref/collection/manu/id/640