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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; This publication of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) explains what the Freedom Vote is and why it is necessary in Mississippi. It discusses many ways that African Americans have been not allowed to vote in Mississippi. It gives a history of the MFDP and explains why the party was organized. This "Freedom Primer" uses simple language and illustrations to encourage Mississippians to vote in the Freedom Vote.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This is a newsletter to inform people what is going on in Clay County, because the mainstream media rarely reports on civil rights news or issues regarding African Americans. It explains why the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) was founded and discusses the MFDP's Congressional challenge. The newsletter reports many acts of violence or intimidation against civil rights workers and African Americans during the early 1960s.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Collected civil rights-related news reports collected by WATS lines from field offices in various states.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Collected civil rights related news reports collected by WATS lines from field offices in Mississippi.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Adams County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Clay County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Coahoma County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Holmes County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Leflore County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Madison County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Marion County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; SNCC research on Scott County, Mississippi; compiled for the use and support of field offices in Mississippi. Includes extensive economic data, as well as demographic, political, and legal information on the county.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Newsletter from Amite County; discusses education-centered civil rights initiatives, including an attempt to remove the principal of Liberty's Central High School.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Newsletter from Amite County; discusses trial of white men for a racially-motivated beating, and local agriculture and federal farm subsidies.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Newsletter from Benton County describing the election of black residents to local public office; also contains news on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and details on legal issues regarding voter registration in Benton County.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Newsletter from Benton county; provides details on local elections and the voting difficulties of local blacks. Also includes poetry and a section on negro history.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Volume 1, Number 1 of the Freedom Carrier records news stories about the Mississippi Freedom Schools and racial violence that occurred in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. The small newsletter also includes the poetry and opinions of some Freedom Summer volunteers.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This essay by Mike Miller details the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's (SNCC) voter registration project in Greenwood, Mississippi. The document discusses negative responses to the project and mentions intimidation techniques used by some Greenwood citizens to deter African Americans from registering to vote. The essay asks readers to contribute materials to help further the voter registration project in Greenwood.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Volume 2 of the Freedom Flame includes articles by McEvans High School students in Shaw, Mississippi. The articles report the work that members of the Mississippi Student Union (MSU) are doing in the civil rights movement and encourages others to volunteer.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) staff newsletter describes some of the struggles within the organization and explains a plan for a summer project in Washington, D. C.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This newsletter from Fayette County features descriptions of projects supported by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during 1965. The projects described are focus on desegregation activities, voter registration, and poverty among African Americans.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The letter from J. D. Smith to friends in the North describes the conditions he has encountered in Amite County, Mississippi, and outlines some of the civil rights programs that are being implemented there.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This letter from Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) summer volunteers, Nancy and Gene Turitz, to friends details the social and political climate of Batesville, Mississippi, in 1965 and outlines some of the programs that SNCC volunteers hope to implement. The contents also include a first-hand account of a mass arrest and police brutality in Jackson, Mississippi.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The Clay County, Mississippi, project report notes the progress and proceedings of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's (SNCC) ongoing political and economic programs and mentions ideas for future programs. The report also includes a Table of Contents and a list of SNCC staff in Clay County.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Mrs. Walker's autobiography was originally published in May of 1965 in The Movement, 1: (2)" In it, she describes her early life and employment history in Mississippi. She laments losing her job as a consequence of participating in the Civil Rights movement and rejoices that she has found more secure employment as a field secretary for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The fact sheet gives health, economic, and aid distribution statistics for African Americans in Greenville, Mississippi, in the 1960s.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This document consists of three previously published news stories about Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary and Mississippi native Samuel Block. The articles discuss Block's voter registration activities and the threats and beatings he received from some white Mississippians for his involvement in the Civil Rights movement. The first article,"Volunteers have received death threats," was originally published in Look,27: (10) on May 21, 1963. The second article,"Burnings, jailing, shooting reported in Greenwood, Miss.);" was originally published on May 16, 1963, in Jet, 24: (4)" The third article, titled "Combat Story," is from the March 19, 1963 edition of the New York Post.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This report describes 1965 voting legislation in Sunflower County that did away with literacy tests in the voter registration process. The report mentions the violent reactions of some Mississippi whites to the new legislation and asks if similar reactions will occur after President Johnson's voting legislation passes.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The letter from Mel to Sid and Sue gives details about the jail conditions in Jackson, Mississippi, and the treatment of civil rights workers who were arrested for demonstrating there.

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This document records Jules Irving's experiences while visiting Jackson, Mississippi, to help set up the Free Southern Theatre. Irving's notes record the reactions of community members to his presence in the state and his affiliation with the civil rights movement. He also gives his impressions of civil rights workers John O'Neil and Gilbert Moses, with whom he was planning the theatre project. While in Jackson, Irving spent time at Tougaloo College and describes it facilities and atmosphere.

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