Memo, Victoria J. Gray to friends and supporters of the MFDP; February 10, 1966

Memo, Victoria J. Gray to friends and supporters of the MFDP; February 10, 1966

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Creator:Adams, Victoria Gray, 1926-2006
Title:Memo, Victoria J. Gray to friends and supporters of the MFDP; February 10, 1966
Date:1966 Feb. 10

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Memo from Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams) to friends and supporters of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), dated February 10, 1966. Describes the current situation in the Mississippi Delta where hundreds of African-American agricultural workers were released from their jobs, leaving them without income and housing. Gray describes the migration of a group of these homeless people to an abandoned Greenville Air Base, from which they were evicted by police, and then to Tribbett. She asks for help from supporters of the MFDP, and includes a list of demands written by the group while they were at the Greenville Air Base.

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

Subjects:Gray, Victoria, 1926-2006 | Resnick, Joseph Y. (Joseph Yale), 1924-1969 | African Americans | Delta (Miss. : Region) | Homelessness | Greenville (Miss.) | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Poverty | Memorandums | Unemployment--Mississippi | Sharecroppers--Mississippi | Public welfare--Law and legislation--Mississippi | Delta Ministry | Mississippi Freedom Labor Union | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--Greenville | United States. Office of Economic Opportunity | Project Head Start (U.S.) | Fund raising--Washington (D.C.) | Negotiation--Mississippi--Greenville | Legislators--United States | Civil rights workers--Washington (D.C.) | African American civil rights workers--Washington (D.C.) | African American women civil rights workers--Washington (D.C.) | Washington (D.C.) | Greenville (Miss.) | Washington County (Miss.)
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss. : University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2003-03-17
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Box 2, Folder 16, M323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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