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Letter, Charles Smith to Ed [Hamlett]; April 20, 1964

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Creator:Smith, Charlie James, 1924-
Title:Letter, Charles Smith to Ed [Hamlett]; April 20, 1964
Date:1964 Apr. 20

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. The letter from Charles Smith to Ed [Hamlett] bears a stamp from the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapter at The University of Texas at Austin. Smith writes that he has applied to the Jackson office of Council of Federated Organizations and that he wants to learn about community organizing activities by working as a Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) volunteer. He also asks whether, if he cannot raise funds to be self-sufficient, SNCC can subsidize his work for them. He writes about SDS activities at UT Austin, including a recent meeting at which Mark Lane spoke about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the investigation of Oswald. Smith makes a case for increased cooperation among three civil rights-oriented groups: SDS, SNCC, and the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC).

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

Subjects:Smith, Charlie James, 1924- --Correspondence | Hamlett, Ed, 1939- --Correspondence | Civil rights movements--Southern States | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Southern Student Organizing Committee | Students for a Democratic Society | Student movements--Texas | Student movements--Southern States | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Texas, 31.968599, -99.901813
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 4, M376 Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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