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Primer for delegates to the Democratic National Convention; [n.d.]

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Primer for delegates to the Democratic National Convention; [n.d.]

Booklet from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Booklet compiled for delegates of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) who will attend the Democratic National Convention. Describes the MFDP and the contributions of political activists, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, A.D. Beittel, Victoria Gray, and Hartman Turnbow. Raises questions about the election of Mississippi sheriffs and the influence of the White Citizens Council on law enforcement officials and Circuit clerks in the 1950s and 1960s. There is also a brief section on the nominating committee of the all-white delegation of the Mississippi Democratic Party.

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

Types:Image; Text
Subjects:Gray, Victoria, 1926-2006 | Hamer, Fannie Lou | Henry, Aaron, 1922- | Beittel, Adam Daniel | Brady, Thomas P., 1903-1973 | DeCell, Herman B. (Herman Brister), 1924-1986 | African American political activists | African American politicians | Civil rights | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Discrimination | Justice and politics | Political collectibles | State governments | Voter registration | White Citizens councils | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi | African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi | Political candidates--Mississippi | Political participation--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Segregation--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations | Law enforcement--Mississippi | Contested elections--Mississippi | Misssissippi Freedom Democratic Party | Violence--Mississippi | African Americans--Violence against--Mississippi | Voter intimidation--Mississippi | 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 15, M323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

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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/842/rec/1