- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Genocide in Mississippi; undated
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- Date of Original:
- African Americans
Civil rights movement
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- Booklet from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Booklet published by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in an effort to inform the public about a piece of legislation intended to inflict genocide upon African Americans in the state of Mississippi. The booklet includes a formal definition of genocide, according to the Genocide Convention of the United States. The bill would make it punishable by law for unmarried women to give birth to children in the state of Mississippi. Those convicted could be sentenced to no less than 1 year and no more than 3 years for the first offense, and up to 5 years for the second offense.
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
Box 2, Folder 19
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries