- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Message from Mississippi; 1965
- Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
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- Civil rights movement
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This is a publicity document published by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to encourage people outside the state of Mississippi to support the MFDP's Congressional challenge. The introduction explains the legal basis of the challenge and notes how different people can support the challenge. It also includes a reprint of an article from The Nation (May 17, 1965) that not only describes the basis for the challenge and the stages through which it must pass, but includes details and quotes from the Justice Department hearings of Mississippi registrars regarding their unconstitutional voter registration procedures. The document also includes a list of organizations that support the challenge and some sample statements and resolutions that those organizations have made regarding the Congressional challenge.
Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
This item is part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.
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- Original Collection:
- M368 Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection
Box 3, Folder 9
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- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries