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M368 Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection

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In Collection: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection



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From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. An order from the Department of Public Safety suspending Miller's Mississippi driving privileges and the use of any vehicle owned by him. This order resulted from an October 1963 Holmes County traffic accident.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Letter from Joan [last name unknown] to Miller. Includes an inquiry about materials to be recovered from a car in Tchula, Christmas travel plans of the writer and Jane Stembridge, and future activities at Ruleville, Mississippi.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Letter from Dick [last name unknown] to Miller discussing planning phases of COFO's Mississippi Freedom Summer. Emphasis is put on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the challenge planned for the Democratic convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Author also discusses trip to visit Miller and plans to do fund raising.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Letter to Julie Prettyman of SNCC's New York office. Miller expresses disappointment at failure of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and he asks for fund raising ideas.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Letter from Mary Zeno describing conditions and activities in Jackson. She mentions attempts to integrate public schools and describes the need for more money and permanent volunteers in that city.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Brief letter from Miller to Margaret [last name unknown], which includes an account of a labor dispute (presumably in California).

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Letter from Muriel Tillinghast, representing the SNCC Finance Committee. She requests that all money donations be made out to SNCC and provides other guidelines for donating materials.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Memo announcing an orientation session scheduled for August 31-September 9 in Atlanta for prople interested in becoming SNCC staff members. A $25 fee is required to be paid to fund the costs of the sessions.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. A letter inviting attendance at a memorial service for James Cheney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner on August 9, 1964, in Washington, D.C.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Proposal for SNCC volunteer program for community development in the Bay Area of California. The program represented an attempt to transfer the ideals and experience of Freedom Summer volunteers to other regions of the country.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Philosophical piece about the motivations, activities, strengths, and weaknesses of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Musings on forces impacting SNCC from within and without, including political pressure, the rising black power movement, and internal intellectual ferment.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Brief document explaining what, where, and why SNCC organizes groups of people for action. Includes some recommendations for more efficient future organizational work.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Planning document for a grass roots organizing project designed to reach poor Southern whites.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Agenda for a SNCC staff meeting at the Atlanta office, including new programs and tactics.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Draft of an article with editorial notes. The content relates to education, standard English, and social and political ramifications.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Tentative schedule for a seminar titled "The student and the South in the 60s" to be held August 30-September 5, 1965. Suggested topics include southern industrialization, education, and politics.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Confidential paper dealing with the conclusions and implications of the Freedom Budget, which advocated redistribution of wealth through tax policy; this response examines the fitness of the American economy for the task.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Draft of a SNCC fund-raising advertisement produced by the San Francisco office.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. An address to SNCC staff members and/or civil rights workers and a list of approximately 200 questions about Mississippi history and government. The questions are designed for use as part of the training of SNCC workers and to generate discussion at mass meetings hosted by civil rights workers.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Report by Terry Cannon on the status of The movement, a newspaper described in the report as SNCC's only regular publication. Cannon describes the status of the paper and lays out goals for the future, including changes in mailing and publication methods.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Financial reports of SNCC's operating expenses, income, and contributions between January and October 1964. Dates and coverage periods on individual pages vary.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Illustrated pamphlet expressing Black separatist or Black power sentiment.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Staff reports from a number of SNCC projects, compiled at the Atlanta office by Jon Steinberg. Most describe voter registration, labor organization, or similar grass roots activity. In some instances, the reports include detailed information about specific locales.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Comments by Stokely Carmichael on the history and goals of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and how they intersect with Carmichael's philosophy of Black power. The document is an early example of Black power rhetoric written during Carmichael's tenure as SNCC's chairman.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Transcription of a classroom discussion between Stokely Carmichael and several students; the topic of discussion is "proper English," who defines it, and what the implications are for black Americans.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; In this letter on Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party letterhead, Jan (last name unknown) responds to questions that Barbara Lindsey had raised in her previous letter. While the questions Lindsey raised are not cited, the main content of the letter includes poverty, unemployment, and social legislation in Mississippi. It also notes the publicity needs of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This document records the tallies of votes for candidates in the Freedom Elections in Mississippi by county. It also records the vote tallies for the regular Democratic and Republican candidates in the same manner. There is also a list of counties that did not have a Freedom Election and asterisks to denote when vote tallies for Freedom candidates exceeded those for the regular candidates.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The calendar explains the steps of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's (MFDP) Congressional challenge and the dates or time frame of each step.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Appendix C explains the history and platform of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), lists the executive committee members, and sets out a plan for the Congressional challenge. Appendix D lists states in which the State Democratic Conventions adopted resolutions to support the MFDP cause and gives samples of some of these resolutions. Appendix E discusses voting qualifications in Mississippi. It also gives African American voter registration statistics for each county and district. Appendix E also includes a sample "freedom ballot" that will be used in the MFDP's Freedom Election. Appendix F uses excerpts from the "Platform and Principles of the Mississippi State Democratic Party"(1960 version) and Paul B. Johnson's campaign literature to demonstrate the position of the Mississippi State Democratic Party.

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