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Pheba, Mississippi; August 16, 1965

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Title:Pheba, Mississippi; August 16, 1965
Date:1965 Aug. 16

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This report describes the inadequate conditions of Beasley School, an African American elementary school in Pheba, Mississippi, in 1965. It gives details of the boycott of the school, which resulted in the arrests of Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) workers and students. At one point, 55 children were arrested, photographed, fingerprinted, and held until the end of the day.

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

Subjects:African American elementary schools | Boycotts | Civil rights workers | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Police misconduct | Violence | Discrimination in education--Mississippi--Pheba | Segregation in education--Mississippi--Pheba | Boycotts--Mississippi--Pheba | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi--West Point | Arrest--Mississippi--Pheba | Students--Political activity--Mississippi--Pheba | African Americans--Violence against--Mississippi--Pheba | Community and school--Mississippi--Pheba | False arrest--Mississippi--West Point | Law enforcement--Mississippi--Pheba | United States, Mississippi, Pheba | United States, Mississippi, West Point | United States, Mississippi, Clay 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 14, 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/4475/rec/1