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Report on the challenge; July 7, 1965

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Report on the challenge; July 7, 1965
Date:1965 July 7

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Report issued by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), dated July 7, 1965. Discusses the struggles, progress, and plans of the party with regard to the Congressional Challenge. The arguments of lawyers for the accused Congressmen and the reaction of the MFDP to those arguments are discussed. Delays in progress are noted, as well as an incident in which ten Mississippians were arrested while attempting to see the Clerk of the House of Representatives. The efforts of other organizations in support of the challenge are noted, specifically those of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)" A summary of the briefing is given at the end of the report.

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

Subjects:Coleman, J. P. (James Plemon), 1914-1991 | Kunstler, William M. (William Moses), 1919-1995 | Kinoy, Arthur | Conyers, John, 1929- | Gray, Victoria, 1926-2006 | Civil rights | Justice and politics | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political participation | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Voter registration | United States. Congress. House | Contested elections--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Lawyers--Mississippi | Civil rights lawyers | Arrest--Washington (D.C.) | Depositions--Washington (D.C.) | Lobbying--Washington (D.C.) | Legislators--United States | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
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.

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