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Memo to all participating groups in the Civil Rights movement; 1965

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Creator:Farmer, James, 1920-
Title:Memo to all participating groups in the Civil Rights movement; 1965

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This collection of documents about pending voting legislation in the 1960s. On the first page, James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality encourages all branches of the civil rights movement and all civil rights workers to support the purposed Voting Rights Act of 1965. The second page is on Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) letterhead. It advertises a press conference to publicize the future MFDP events and projects. The rest of the pages record recent events in the civil rights movement in the South that are meant to prove the climate is right for new voting legislation. They also address a few other current bills in which xivil rights workers would be interested.

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

Subjects:Farmer, James, 1920- | Forman, James, 1928-2005 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Guyot, Lawrence, 1939- | Devine, Annie, 1912-2000 | Lindsay, John V. (John Vliet) | Resnick, Joseph Y. (Joseph Yale), 1924-1969 | Legislation | Civil rights movements | Civil rights workers | Voter registration | Voting | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Election law--United States | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights--Southern States | Press conferences--Washington (D.C.) | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Race discrimination--Alabama | Race discrimination--Southern States | Political candidates--Mississippi | Politics, Practical--Mississippi | Politics, Practical--Southern States | Legislators--United States | African Americans--Mississippi--Suffrage | African Americans--Alabama--Suffrage | African Americans--Southern States--Suffrage | Voter registration--Mississippi | Voter registration--Alabama | Voter registration--Southern States | Contested elections--Mississippi | Voter intimidation--Southern States | United States. Congress. House | United States. Constitution. 15th Amendment | United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century | African Americans--Southern States--Politics and government--20th century | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 3, Folder 9, 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/4129/rec/1