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Genocide in Mississippi; [n.d.]

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Creator:Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Title:Genocide in Mississippi; [n.d.]

Booklet from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Booklet published by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in an effort to inform the public about a piece of legislation intended to inflict genocide upon African Americans in the state of Mississippi. The booklet includes a formal definition of genocide, according to the Genocide Convention of the United States. The bill would make it punishable by law for unmarried women to give birth to children in the state of Mississippi. Those convicted could be sentenced to no less than 1 year and no more than 3 years for the first offense, and up to 5 years for the second offense.

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

Types:Image; Text
Subjects:African Americans | Civil rights movements | Mississippi | Race discrimination | Social legislation | Democratic Party (Miss.) | United Nations--United States | Bills, Legislative--Mississippi | Sterilization (Birth control)--Mississippi | Illegitimate children--Mississippi | Unmarried mothers--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi | Suffrage--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Poverty--Mississippi | Public welfare--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 2, Folder 19, 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/940/rec/1