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It was a cool day in August"; August 1964

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Creator:Sherrod, Charles, 1937-
Title:It was a cool day in August"; August 1964
Date:1964 Aug.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This narrative records how the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) was organized. It also gives details about instances in which the MFDP members were shut out of Mississippi State Democratic party meetings that they tried to attend." It also describes the instance in which members of the MFDP were refused seats at the National Democratic Party convention that was held in Jackson in 1964. The narrative also explains the MFDP's reasoning in refusing the compromise offered by the leaders of the convention which would allow MFDP members to be seated as guests with no voice or vote.

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

Subjects:Henry, Aaron, 1922- | Devine, Annie, 1912-2000 | Green, Edith, 1910-1987 | Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974 | Farmer, James, 1920- | Forman, James, 1928-2005 | Baker, Ella, 1903-1986 | Moses, Robert Parris | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | King, Edwin H. | Pratt, Jack | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | United States--Race relations | Voter registration--Mississippi | Voting--Mississippi | Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.) | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Democratic Party (U.S.). Credentials Committee | African Americans--Mississippi--Political activity | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | United States, New Jersey, Atlantic County, Atlantic City, 39.3642834, -74.4229266
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/3743/rec/1