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Ruleville, Mississippi: a background report; 1965

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Creator:Davis, Linda
Title:Ruleville, Mississippi: a background report; 1965

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The report describes Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) projects in Ruleville, Mississippi, in the early 1960s. It illustrates the political positions of specific Mississippi politicians with quotes that show their vehement support for segregation and white supremacy. It makes special note of how many of these politicians are members of the White Citizens' Council. The report also documents specific incidents of the intimidation of African Americans who attempted to register to vote or participated in the Civil Rights movement and the intimidation of out-of-state civil rights workers. The report includes demography, education, health, employment, housing, and occupation statistics that demonstrate the general condition of African Americans in Sunflower County, Mississippi. These statistics are accompanied by tables, graphs, and maps.

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

Subjects:Hamer, Fannie Lou | Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986 | Civil rights movements | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | White Citizens councils | Democratic Party (Miss.) | Politicians--Mississippi | Political candidates--Mississippi--Ruleville | African Americans--Segregation--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi--Ruleville | Voter intimidation--Mississippi--Ruleville | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Ruleville | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Ruleville | African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Ruleville | Race discrimination--Mississippi--Ruleville | Arson--Mississippi--Ruleville | Contested elections--Mississippi | Mississippi--Statistics | Charts, diagrams, etc.--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Ruleville | United States, Mississippi, Sunflower 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/4700/rec/1