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Memo, A. [Alex?] Rosen to Mr. [Alan H.?] Belmont; July 17, 1964

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Creator:Rosen, A. (Alex), 1905-
Title:Memo, A. [Alex?] Rosen to Mr. [Alan H.?] Belmont; July 17, 1964
Date:1964 July 16

From the Spears (Lawrence D.) Civil Rights Collection. Memo from Alex(?) Rosen to Alan(?) Belmont dated July 17, 1964, regarding the attack of Lawrence Spears, David Owen, and Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on July 10, 1964. The three civil rights workers were attacked by two men from Collins, Mississippi, and beaten with iron pipes as they were returning from voter registration canvassing during Freedom Summer. The memo includes the names of two suspects, one being Kilmer Estus Keys, and also mentions that Spears' father was an FBI agent during the 1940s. Portions of the document are blacked-out.

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

Subjects:Lelyveld, Arthur J., 1913- | Owen, David G. | Spears, Lawrence D. | Civil rights workers--Violence against--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights workers--Violence against--Mississippi--Forrest County | Criminal investigation--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Criminal investigation--Mississippi--Forrest County | Hate crime investigation--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Hate crime investigation--Mississippi--Forrest County | Hate crimes--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Hate crimes--Mississippi--Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 2, AM99-74 Spears (Lawrence D.) Civil Rights Collection, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Lawrence D. Spears Civil Rights Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

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