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M191 Johnson (Paul B.) Family Papers

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 From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Investigative report signed by D. B. Crockett, Mississippi Highway Patrol Investigator, into Rust College President, Dr. Earnest A. Smith. The report was relayed by a highway patrolman of Holly Spings, MS who was told from an unnamed informant, and regards Smith's, as well as a number of other people, mostly Rust College faculty and staff, alleged sexuality, religion, abuses of power, as well as freedom summer volunteers and the NAACP.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. The Report of Operator #79, dated 14 May 1964, is the Sovereignty Commission report regarding infiltration of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO).

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of news vehicles riding ahead of the marchers.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Letter from Erle Johnston, Jr., to Frank D. Barber, dated 4 February 1964. Letter regarding an anti-communism institute for teachers.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of marchers seated with helmeted police officers in the foreground.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Earle Johnston, Jr., director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, writes to Governor Paul B. Johnson and Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin on 14 February 1964, regarding the sons of Louvenia Williamson, Edgar and Randy. The boys were deemed 1/16 or 1/32 black and were therefore barred from their local white school.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of marchers resting in shade of trees.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Earle Johnston, Jr., director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, writes to Governor Paul B. Johnson on 9 March 1964 concerning communism in Mississippi.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of a close-up of a group of marchers.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of Paul B. Johnson, Jr. sitting at ihs desk surrounded by what appears to be legislators as he signs what may be a bill.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of Edgar and Randy Williamson. The boys were deemed 1/16 or 1/32 black and were therefore barred from their local white and black schools.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of prisoners at Parchman State Penitentiary harvesting peaches as a guard on horseback looks on.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. The State Sovereignty Commission report on Hattiesburg demonstrations, dated 13 February 1964, covers the period of 31 January - 12 February 1964. The report mentions how the investigators found out that the National Council of Churches President, Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, was in Hattiesburg. According to the report, Blake was affiliated with several subversive groups.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of marchers gathered in front of the Capitol Building.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Erle Johnston, Jr., director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, writes to Governor Paul B. Johnson and Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin on 5 May 1964, concerning the dismissal of Dr. A.D. Beittel as president of Tougaloo College. Dr. Beittel, a white man, was active in the civil rights movement. His involvement caused him to get fired as president. The memo also recommends that a legislative bill be passed to remove accreditation from Tougaloo College.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of marchers gathered in front of the Capitol Building.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Erle Johnston, Jr., director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, writes to Governor Paul B. Johnson, Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin, and E.K. Collins on 10 March 1964, concerning the alleged communist leanings of the president, Dr. A.D. Beittel. Johnston states the opinion that Tougaloo College should have their accreditation revoked because class time is being used for civil rights activities and communists and communist activities flourish at the university.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of several marchers in a tree with crowd below.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of marchers in front of State Capitol Building.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Memorandum from Erle Johnston, Jr., director of the Sovereignty Commission, to Herman Glazier, Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Governor, dated 23 July 1964, concerning communism and race relations.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of the crowd overflowing into the street where a news vehicle is parked.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Erle Johnston, Jr., director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, writes to Governor Paul B. Johnson, Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin, and E.K. Collins, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on 10 March 1964, concerning a Senate bill to repeal the charter of Tougaloo College. The letter also discusses a movement to eliminate accreditations at Tougaloo to discourage enrollment and harm the school's reputation.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of a cameraman filming a group of marchers.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Erle Johnston, Jr., director of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, sent Tougaloo College Report (Number 2) to Governor Paul B. Johnson, Lieutenant Governor Carroll Gartin, and E.K. Collins, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The report shows the connection between activities at Tougaloo College and the Southern Conference Education Fun, labeled a communist front organization by the House Unamerican Activities Committee.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of a crowd of marchers viewed from behind.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of a close-up of marchers near a railroad crossing.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Investigation report from the Sovereignty Commission concerning the disappearance of three civil rights workers (Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney) after they were released from the Neshoba County jail on Sunday, June 21, 1964 at 10:30 p. m.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of a marcher carrying a sign that reads "Move on Over or We'll Move on Over You."

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Address given by Governor Paul B. Johnson to Mississippi Highway Safety Patron School Graduates of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers' Traning Academy.

From the Paul B. Johnson Family Papers. Photograph of marchers with Highway Patrol officers.

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