- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Report on the challenge; July 7, 1965
- Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
- Date of Original:
- Civil rights
Justice and politics
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Report issued by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), dated July 7, 1965. Discusses the struggles, progress, and plans of the party with regard to the Congressional Challenge. The arguments of lawyers for the accused Congressmen and the reaction of the MFDP to those arguments are discussed. Delays in progress are noted, as well as an incident in which ten Mississippians were arrested while attempting to see the Clerk of the House of Representatives. The efforts of other organizations in support of the challenge are noted, specifically those of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)" A summary of the briefing is given at the end of the report.
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- M323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection
Box 2, Folder 15
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- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries