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Letter, P.D. East to friends; October 21, 1962

Object Type: Record
In Collection: M324 East (P. D.) Collection


Copy of a typewritten letter, dated October 21, 1962, from P. D. (Percy Dale) East to several friends, in which East explains the difficult situation in which he finds himself in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Some members of the community have accused him of being responsible for the arrest of Circuit Clerk Theron Lynd, resulting in personal, financial, and legal problems for East. He also mentions Clyde Kennard, an African-American man who attempted to enroll at the University of Southern Mississippi in the late 1950s.


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