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Declaration of independence from the principles of the Democratic Party of the state of Mississippi; 4 April 1966

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Declaration of independence from the principles of the Democratic Party of the state of Mississippi; 4 April 1966
Date:1966 Apr. 4
Description:

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Statement issued by candidates of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Clifton Whitley, Ralthus Hayes, Edwin King, Clinton Collier, and Lawrence Guyot, announcing their separation from the Democratic Party of Mississippi. They cite the Democratic Party's support of white supremacy, segregation, and "Separate but Equal" policies as grounds for their action. They also state their refusal to comply with Mississippi Code Section 3129.

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

Types:Text
Subjects:Hayes, Ralthus, 1916-1967 | King, Edwin H. | Collier, Clinton, 1909- | Guyot, Lawrence, 1939- | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Justice and politics--Mississippi | Segregation--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Political participation--Mississippi | Race discrimination | Mississippi--Politics and government | Mississippi--Race relations | United States. Congress. House--Elections, 1964 | United States. Congress. Senate--Elections, 1964 | Election law--Mississippi | Mississippi
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss. : University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2003-03-18
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/ref/collection/manu/id/129