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Letter, Douglas P. Ferguson to Faye Stender; December 11, 1964

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Creator:Fergusen, Douglas P.
Title:Letter, Douglas P. Ferguson to Faye Stender; December 11, 1964
Date:1964 Dec. 11

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The letter from Douglas P. Ferguson to Faye Stender answers questions posed by Ms. Stender concerning the election contest statute, which gives any individual the right to contest the election of a United States Representative. Ferguson sets forth the history of the election contest statute and give details of previous examples of its invocation. He also includes predictions on the outcome of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's (MFDP) Congressional Challenge.

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

Subjects:Stender, Fay | African American political activists | Civil rights movements | Civil rights workers | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Politics, practical | Voting | Elections | Letter writing--California--San Francisco | Law--Interpretation and construction | United States. Congress--Elections | Contested elections--United States | Contested elections--Mississippi | Suffrage--United States | Suffrage--Mississippi | Intimidation--United States | Intimidation--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--United States | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights--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 3, Folder 8, M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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Forms part of 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.

Forms part of the Michael J. Miller Civil Rights Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/3986/rec/1