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Letter, Lawrence Guyot to friend; September 28, 1965

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Creator:Guyot, Lawrence, 1939-
Title:Letter, Lawrence Guyot to friend; September 28, 1965
Date:1965 Sept. 28

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Typewritten letter from Lawrence Guyot, dated September 28, 1965, in which he reports that the challenge of the 1964 Congressional election in Mississippi was dismissed by Congress. According to Guyot, Congress found that the challengers did not have the legal authority to challenge the election, and further stated that the Voting Rights Act would correct and prevent any future corruptions in the voting system in Mississippi.

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 | African Americans | Contested elections | Justice and politics | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Politics, practical | United States. Congress | Voting | Letter writing--Mississippi | Legislators--United States | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Authority | Law enforcement--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Federal government--United States | United States--Politics and government--20th century | United States--Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--United States | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Justice | Fairness | Justice, Administration of--United States | Justice, Administration of--Mississippi | Suffrage--Mississippi | Voting--Mississippi | Voting registrars--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Harassment--Mississippi | Intimidation--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 16, 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/797/rec/1