- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Letter, Erle Johnston, Jr. to Northern newspaper editors; 1969
- Johnston, Erle
- Date of Original:
Race relations and the press
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
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- From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers; Typewritten letter from Erle Johnston, director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, sent to editors of northern newspapers in 1969. Johnston discusses the current climate in the state as a result of civil rights activities and urges outside parties to visit the state. He expresses concern about a potential boycott of products manufactured in Mississippi, and asks that critics of the state be patient while its citizens are "forced to accept change."
Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
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- Original Collection:
- M319 Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers
Box 9, Folder 5
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- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries