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Message from Mississippi; 1965

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Creator:Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Title:Message from Mississippi; 1965

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This is a publicity document published by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to encourage people outside the state of Mississippi to support the MFDP's Congressional challenge. The introduction explains the legal basis of the challenge and notes how different people can support the challenge. It also includes a reprint of an article from The Nation (May 17, 1965) that not only describes the basis for the challenge and the stages through which it must pass, but includes details and quotes from the Justice Department hearings of Mississippi registrars regarding their unconstitutional voter registration procedures. The document also includes a list of organizations that support the challenge and some sample statements and resolutions that those organizations have made regarding the Congressional challenge.

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

Types:Image; Text
Subjects:Hamer, Fannie Lou | Henry, Aaron, 1922- | Kinoy, Arthur | Kunstler, William M. (William Moses), 1919-1995 | Smith, Benjamin Eugene | Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991 | Pemberton, John de J. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | Farmer, James, 1920- | Civil rights movements | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political participation | Politics, Practical | Terrorism | Voter registration | Contested elections--Mississippi | Election law--United States | Voter intimidation--Mississippi | Voter intimidation--Mississippi--Batesville | Murder--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi--Batesville | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Suffrage | Fund raising--Washington (D.C.) | Volunteers--Recruiting | Race relations | Mississippi--Race relations | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Suffrage | Violence--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi--Batesville | Civil rights workers--Missisippi | Political candidates--Mississippi | African American civil rights workers--Misssisippi | United States. Congress. House | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) | American Civil Liberties Union | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Congress of Racial Equality | Democratic Party (Mich.) | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871 | United States, Mississippi, Batesville | United States, Mississippi, Panola County
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/4274/rec/1