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From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Typewritten letter from Lawrence Guyot, Chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to friends of the party, dated May 24, 1965. The letter serves as a briefing on a press conference recently held by the MFDP announcing new participants in the Congressional Challenge, including James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)" Also discusses the attempts by Mississippi congressmen to delay the challenge, increased support for the challenge from other organizations, and the progress of the Voter Registration Bill.

24 May 1965

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.

24 May 1965

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