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It was a cool day in August."; August 1964

Object Type: Record
In Collection: M368 Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection



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From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This narrative records how the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) was organized. It also gives details about instances in which the MFDP members were shut out of Mississippi State Democratic party meetings that they tried to attend." It also describes the instance in which members of the MFDP were refused seats at the National Democratic Party convention that was held in Jackson in 1964. The narrative also explains the MFDP's reasoning in refusing the compromise offered by the leaders of the convention which would allow MFDP members to be seated as guests with no voice or vote.

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