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Brief memorandum on federal civil rights authority [n.d.]

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Creator:Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Title:Brief memorandum on federal civil rights authority [n.d.]

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Brief memorandum regarding the legal authority of the federal government in matters related to civil rights. According to the memo, the federal government has the authority in court to protect the right of citizens to vote. The document is divided into two major sections: Legal authority to the federal government in Civil Rights matters and Authority for the use of force by the federal government in Civil Rights matters. Also discusses other laws related to the protection of the right to vote.

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

Subjects:Civil rights | Federal government | Law and politics | Suffrage | Voting | Authority | Law enforcement--United States | Law enforcement--Southern States | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights--Southern States | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Federal government--United States | United States--Politics and government--20th century | Southern States--Politics and government--20th century | Federal-state controversies--Southern States | United States--Race relations | Southern States--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--United States | Race discrimination--Southern States | Justice | Fairness | Justice, Administration of--United States | Justice, Administration of--Southern States | Voter registration--United States | Voter registration--Southern States | Voting--United States | Voting--Southern States | Voting registrars--Southern States | Intimidation--Southern States | Threats of violence--United States | Threats of violence--Southern States | Protection | Jury selection--United States | Jury selection--Southern States | School integration--Law and legislation--United States | School integration--Law and legislation--Southern States | Police--United States | Police--Southern States | Firearms--United States | Firearms--Southern States | Police brutality--United States | Police brutality--Southern States | Warrants (Law)--United States | Warrants (Law)--Southern States | Subpoena--United States | Subpoena--Southern States | Legal authorities--United States | Legal authorities--Southern States | United States. Constitution. 15th Amendment | United States. Laws, etc. (U.S. code) | United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation | United States. Marshals Service | United States. Dept. of Justice | United States. President | United States. Congress
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/985/rec/2