- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Revolt in the Delta; 6 July 1965
- Rapp, Alvin
- Date of Original:
- Agricultural laborers
Strikes and lockouts
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Report describing the beginning of the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (MFLU), which was founded in Shaw, Mississippi, to work for higher wages for cotton choppers and truck drivers. Members of the MFLU went on strike in 1965, demanding an increase in wages from $3.50 a day to $1.25 an hour and an 8-hour work day. Several involved in the strike were arrested, and the highest increase in wages was to $4.50 a day. Requests contributions to support future strikes and the expansion of the union.
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:
- M323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection
Box 1, Folder 9
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries