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Letter, Dr. Israel Zwerling to Robert Kennedy; July 13, 1964

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Creator:Zwerling, Israel, 1917-
Title:Letter, Dr. Israel Zwerling to Robert Kennedy; July 13, 1964
Date:1964 July 13

From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection; Carbon copy of a typewritten letter from Dr. Israel Zwerling to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, dated July 13, 1964. Zwerling expresses disdain for the disparaging remarks made by Police Chief Ben Collins of Clarksdale, Mississippi, to the New York Times regarding civil rights volunteers in Mississippi. He also requests an increase in the presence of federal authorities in the South to protect civil rights workers from harassment, brutality, and intimidation.

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

Types:Letters (correspondence)
Subjects:Zwerling, Matthew, 1944- | Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 | Collins, Ben | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Justice and politics | Mississippi Freedom Project | Attorneys general--United States | Civil rights workers--Crimes against--Mississippi | Intervention (Federal government)--Mississippi | Police chiefs--Mississippi--Clarksdale | Intimidation--Mississippi | Harassment--Mississippi | Police misconduct--Mississippi--Clarksdale | United States, Mississippi, Clarksdale | United States, Mississippi, Coahoma County
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 2, 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 Matthew Zwerling Freedom Summer Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/2268/rec/1