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Letter, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to all friends of the MFDP; [n.d.]

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Letter, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to all friends of the MFDP; [n.d.]

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Typewritten letter from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to friends, reporting the activities of the party at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City in 1964. Explains the party's rejection of an offered compromise that would have allowed Dr. Aaron Henry and Rev. Ed King to vote as delegates-at-large. Also describes the plans of the MFDP for the Freedom Vote scheduled for October 31 - November 2, 1964.

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

Subjects:Henry, Aaron, 1922- | King, Edwin H. | Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978 | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Hamer, Fannie Lou | Devine, Annie, 1912-2000 | Gray, Victoria, 1926-2006 | Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 | Miller, William E. (William Edward), 1914-1983 | African American politicians | Democratic National Convention | Elections | Justice and politics | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Politics, practical | Representative government and representation | Letter writing | Fund raising | Contested elections--Mississippi | Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.) | Congresses and conventions--New Jersey--Atlantic City | Democratic Party (U.S.) | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Presidents--United States--Election, 1964 | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Compromise (Ethics) | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations | Threats of violence--Mississippi | Discrimination in employment--Mississippi | Race discrimination--United States | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Justice | Fairness | Justice, Administration of--United States | Justice, Administration of--Mississippi | United States--Politics and government--20th century | Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century | Voter registration--Mississippi | Political participation--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | United States, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Atlantic City, 39.3642834, -74.4229266
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 2, Folder 8, 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/617/rec/1