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Call to action; July 1965

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Creator:National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America
Title:Call to action; July 1965
Date:1965 July

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; "A Call to Action" issued by the Commission on Religion and Race of the National Council of Churches, requesting the support of churches for the Congressional Challenge effort led by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)" The challenge is explained in relation to the United States Constitution. The Voting Rights bill is also explained, and the stance taken by activists in Mississippi is also discussed.

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

Subjects:African Americans | Justice and politics | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Suffrage | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Voting | National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Commission on Religion and Race | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Elections--Mississippi | Contested elections--Mississippi | Police brutality--Mississippi | Duress (Law)--Mississippi | Intimidation--Mississippi | Threats of violence--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Equality before the law--Mississippi | Evidence (Law)--Mississippi | Election law--United States | Election law--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--United States | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | Mississippi--Race relations | Legislators--United States | United States. Congress. House | Legislation--United States | Bills, Legislative--United States | Duty | Rule of law--United States | Rule of law--Mississippi
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/793/rec/1