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Congressional challenge: challenge by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; [1965]

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Title:Congressional challenge: challenge by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; [1965]

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This document explains the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's (MFDP) Congressional challenge and the stages of the challenge. It also gives voter registration statistics for Mississippi. It gives details about the violence and intimidation techniques that were used to keep African Americans from voting in the 1960s. The document also notes precedents for the Congressional challenge.

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

Subjects:Voter registration--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | Discrimination--Mississippi | Discrimination against African Americans | Race discrimination--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | Race relations | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Politics, Practical--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government--20th century | African Americans--Politics and government--20th century | Terrorism--Mississippi | Voting--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Political violence--Mississippi | African Americans--Violence against--Mississippi
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/4236/rec/1