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Mississippi challenges - progress report; 17 January 1965

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Mississippi challenges - progress report; 17 January 1965
Date:1965 Jan. 17

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Report of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party explaining the procedures of the Congressional Challenge, including notices served to accused congressmen and the presentation of arguments of disenfranchisement and discrimination. Statutory procedures and time frames are also explained. The rights of the Fairness Resolution and the vote for its approval are discussed, and the evidence backing the Congressional Challenge is presented. The importance of support from Northern politicians is emphasized.

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

Subjects:Hamer, Fannie Lou | Gray, Victoria, 1926-2006 | Devine, Annie, 1912-2000 | Ryan, William F., 1922-1972 | Coleman, J. P. (James Plemon), 1914-1991 | Albert, Carl Bert, 1908-2000 | Katzenbach, Nicholas deB. (Nicholas deBelleville), 1922-2012 | African Americans | Discrimination | Justice and politics | Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political participation | Representative government and representation | Contested elections--Mississippi | Political candidates--Mississippi | United States. Congress. House | United States. Congress. House--Resolutions | United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. Subcommittee on Elections | Politics, Practical--United States | Elections--Mississippi | Election law--United States | Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Suffrage | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century | Fairness | Legislators--United States | United States. Attorney-General | Subpoena--Mississippi | Lobbying--United States | Justice, Administration of--Political aspects--Mississippi | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | 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
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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.

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