- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Letter, Dr. Israel Zwerling to Robert Kennedy; July 13, 1964
- Zwerling, Israel, 1917-
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- Civil rights movement
Civil rights workers
Justice and politics
Mississippi Freedom Project
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection; Carbon copy of a typewritten letter from Dr. Israel Zwerling to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, dated July 13, 1964. Zwerling expresses disdain for the disparaging remarks made by Police Chief Ben Collins of Clarksdale, Mississippi, to the New York Times regarding civil rights volunteers in Mississippi. He also requests an increase in the presence of federal authorities in the South to protect civil rights workers from harassment, brutality, and intimidation.
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:
- M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection
Box 1, Folder 2
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- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries