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What does it really mean, Senator Eastland?

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Title:What does it really mean, Senator Eastland?

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. Press release by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) regarding the comments of Senator James O. Eastland of Mississippi to the press about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the up-coming SCLC convention to be held in Jackson, Mississippi. The statement suggests that Senator Eastland's comments will invoke violence, intimidation, and harassment by officials and citizens there. Jackson is compared to other cities such as Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama, where past SCLC conventions were held. According to this statement, Senators in those states made no negative comments regarding the conventions.

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

Subjects:Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986 | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Jackson | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hinds County | Political parties--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | Press releases--Mississippi | Public relations--Mississippi | Speeches, addresses, etc.--Mississippi--Jackson | Speeches, addresses, etc.--Mississippi--Hinds County | Oratory--Mississippi--Jackson | Oratory--Mississippi--Hinds County | Political participation--Mississippi--Jackson | Political participation--Mississippi--Hinds County | Meetings--Mississippi--Jackson | Meetings--Mississippi--Hinds County | Committees--Mississippi--Jackson | Committees--Mississippi--Hinds County | Politicians--Mississippi | Politics, Practical--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi--Jackson | Violence--Mississippi--Hinds County | Harassment--Mississippi--Jackson | Harassment--Mississippi--Hinds County | Intimidation--Mississippi--Jackson | Intimidation--Mississippi--Hinds County | Associations, institutions, etc. | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Democratic Party (Miss.) | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 6, Folder 1, M345 Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Victoria Gray Adams Papers Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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.

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