- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Behind the cotton curtain; June 1964
- Date of Original:
- African Americans
Civil rights movement
Civil rights workers
Religion and social problems
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
White Citizens councils
- United States, Mississippi, Forrest County, Hattiesburg, 31.32712, -89.29034
- documents (object genre)
- Transcribed copy of a paper about racism in Mississippi during the 1960s. Follows the tribulations of college students who volunteered to register African Americans to vote during Freedom Summer. With regard to racism and white supremacy, Mississippi is ultimately compared to Nazi Germany. Political ramifications of the efforts of civil rights leaders are discussed, as well as other topics including, lynching, harassment, and other acts of violence and oppression. Many of the towns, schools, colleges, churches, and other organizations that played significant roles in the civil rights movement in Mississippi are mentioned throughout the paper.
Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
This item is part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.
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- Original Collection:
- M323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection
A finding aid for this collection is available online at: https://doi.org/10.18785/fa.M323
Box 1, Folder 12
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries