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Congressional record; Vol. 111, no. 1; January 4, 1965

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Creator:United States. Congress. House
Title:Congressional record; Vol. 111, no. 1; January 4, 1965
Date:1965 Jan. 4

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Record of the proceedings and debates of the 89th Congress, the major topic of which is the Congressional Challenge brought by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) in response to the election of white Congressmen in Mississippi. Also discusses concerns about the deliberate exclusion of African Americans from Congressional elections, and the laws that prohibit many African Americans in Mississippi from voting. The "fairness resolution" is explained and historical background of discrimination in Mississippi against African Americans is also given. Statements from the Jackson Clarion Ledger and quotes from Mississippi Codes and civil rights organizations are also included.

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

Subjects:African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | Mississippi--Politics and government | United States. Congress (89th, 1st session : 1965)--Mississippi delegation | African Americans--Suffrage | Student movements--United States | Political participation | Politics, Practical | Voting | Representative government and representation--United States | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
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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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/823/rec/1