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Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party congressional challenge fact sheet; [n.d.]

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party congressional challenge fact sheet; [n.d.]

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Report by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) that discusses the decision of the party to challenge the seating of five Congressional representatives from Mississippi. The MFDP argues that these representatives were unconstitutionally elected after the Mississippi Secretary of State refused to place the names of MFDP candidates on the November 1964 state ballots. Includes the plan of action for the Congressional Challenge, as well as background information on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

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 | Devine, Annie, 1912-2000 | Henry, Aaron, 1922- | Elections | Justice and politics | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political activists | Representative government and representation | State governments | Contested elections--Mississippi | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment | Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Suffrage | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century | Elections--Mississippi | Election law--United States | Subpoena--Mississippi | United States. Congress. House | United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. Subcommittee on Elections | United States. Congress. House--Resolutions | Fairness | Political candidates--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 20, 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/902/rec/1