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We shall overcome-register-vote; [1965]

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Title:We shall overcome-register-vote; [1965]

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The report published by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) as part of the Political Education Project gives the history of both the MFDP and the regular Mississippi Democratic Party. It gives voter registration statistics and a detailed explanation of the criteria for voter registration in Mississippi. It also records the basis for the MFDP challenge to the seating of regular Mississippi delegates at the Democratic National Convention of 1964 and explains why the MFDP delegates felt that they could not except the compromise the convention delegates offered them. The report also includes information about the Freedom Election and the vote tallies that resulted. It summarizes the legal foundations for the MFDP Congressional challenge and gives the steps through which it must proceed and the possible outcomes of each phase. The report gives details on ways that different individuals can act in support of the Congressional challenge. It also presents a list of all of the members of the 89th Congress of the United States and denotes which members voted against the MFDP candidates in the earliest stages of the challenge. The report also lists members of House committees that will be involved in the Congressional challenge.

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

Subjects:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | Mississippi--Politics and government | United States. Congress (89th, 1st session : 1965)--Mississippi delegation | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Political participation--Mississippi | Politics, Practical--Mississippi | Voting--Mississippi | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Civil rights movements--United States | 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 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/4218/rec/1