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Bail for Belzoni; [n.d.]

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Creator:Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Title:Bail for Belzoni; [n.d.]

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Statement released by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to publicize the fact that eight people were arrested in Belzoni, Mississippi, and remained in jail on charges of criminal syndicalism. Part of an attempt to raise $16,000 for bail, the statement also urges readers to take action by publicizing the situation in local newspapers and radio shows. SNCC calls for an increase in public pressure to help alleviate the situation.

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

Subjects:Ware, William Dennis, 1935- | Bass, Robert Earl | Ross, Joseph Lee | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Belzoni | Fund raising | Criminal syndicalism--Mississippi--Belzoni | Arrest | Bail | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Intimidation--Mississippi | False arrest--Mississippi | Fear--Mississippi--Isola | Police misconduct--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Murder--Mississippi--Isola | United States, Mississippi, Belzoni | United States, Mississippi, Humphreys County | United States, Mississippi, Isola
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/singleitem/collection/manu/id/126/rec/1