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Convention challenge; [n.d.]

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Title:Convention challenge; [n.d.]

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Report on the convention challenge of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) delegation at the Democratic National Convention of 1964. Discusses the delegation's refusal to accept the compromise offered by the Credentials Committee on the basis that it did not recognize the MFDP as a legitimate political party. The gesture of the Credentials Committee was considered token by the delegation. The convention challenge was an effort by the MFDP to unseat the delegation of the regular Democratic Party from Mississippi on the basis that it was racist in nature and did not represent all Mississippians.

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

Subjects:Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.) | Democratic Party (U.S.) | Presidents--United States--Election, 1964 | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | African Americans--Mississippi--Suffrage | Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Mississippi Freedom Project | Politics, practical | United States, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Atlantic City, 39.3642834, -74.4229266 | 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 2, Folder 10, 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/720/rec/1