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From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This collection of documents about pending voting legislation in the 1960s. On the first page, James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality encourages all branches of the civil rights movement and all civil rights workers to support the purposed Voting Rights Act of 1965. The second page is on Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) letterhead. It advertises a press conference to publicize the future MFDP events and projects. The rest of the pages record recent events in the civil rights movement in the South that are meant to prove the climate is right for new voting legislation. They also address a few other current bills in which xivil rights workers would be interested.


From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Statement by James Farmer, National Director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), issued on May 17, 1965, in support of the Congressional Challenge of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)" Pledges the support of CORE for the challenge and explains the importance of the effort.

17 May 1965

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