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|Creator:||Guyot, Lawrence, 1939-|
|Title:||Letter, Lawrence Guyot to friends of the MFDP; May 24, 1965|
|Date:||1965 May 24|
From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Typewritten letter from Lawrence Guyot, Chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to friends of the party, dated May 24, 1965. The letter serves as a briefing on a press conference recently held by the MFDP announcing new participants in the Congressional Challenge, including James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)" Also discusses the attempts by Mississippi congressmen to delay the challenge, increased support for the challenge from other organizations, and the progress of the Voter Registration Bill.
Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
|Subjects:||Farmer, James, 1920- | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | Coleman, J. P. (James Plemon), 1914- | Civil rights | Civil rights movements | Justice and politics | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political participation | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Letter writing--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Contested elections--Mississippi | Press conferences--Washington (D.C.) | Legislators--United States | Justice, Administration of--United States | Justice, Administration of--Mississippi | Authority | Law enforcement--Mississippi | Federal government--United States | United States--Politics and government--20th century | Race discrimination--United States | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Justice | Fairness | Suffrage--Mississippi | Voting--Mississippi | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Congress of Racial Equality | 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|
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.
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