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Statement of John Lewis; [n.d.]

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Creator:Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.); Lewis, John R., 1940 Feb. 21-
Title:Statement of John Lewis; [n.d.]

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This transcription of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman John Lewis's address to the Equal Rights Subcommittee of the Democratic National Committee explains what SNCC is and details the exclusion of the African Americans from participation in political parties in Mississippi. Lewis makes the case that the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) should be allowed to conduct the regular elections for the state, because it is the only party in Mississippi that does not discriminate against people based on their race. In his address, he also notes that the National Democratic Party should disallow the use of their name by those politicians who support segregation and unfair election procedures.

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

Subjects:Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21- | Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986 | Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973 | Civil rights movements | Discrimination | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political participation | Politics, Practical | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Race discrimination--United States | African Americans--Suffrage--Southern States | African Americans--Segregation--Southern States | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi--McComb | Contested elections--Mississippi | Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.) | Primaries--Southern States | Democratic National Committee (U.S.) | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Race relations | United States--Race relations | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, Mississippi, McComb | United States, Mississippi, Pike 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 10, 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/4343/rec/1