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From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; News release from "Southern Reporting Service" on the positive and negative effects the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Project had in Mississippi.

31 May 1965

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; With statistical tables that depict and support the view that poverty is a disturbing reality in Mississippi, the Diocese of Natchez-Jackson proposes a systematic training and redevelopment program, known as Operation "Star" as a way to eradicate Mississippi poverty.

May 1965

From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Typewritten letter from Congressman Ogden R. Reid to Mrs. Israel Zwerling dated May 11, 1965. Reid expresses sympathy over the deaths of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.

11 May 1965

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter from Mary Sue Gellatly of Shaw, Mississippi (Bolivar County) and summer volunteer of the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union in that same city discusses specific amounts and types of relief needed by local African Americans.

5 May 1965

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A newsletter from the Holly Springs Freedom House, signed as the Needy Group of Mississippi. This newsletter describes or mentions numerous events, including: Howard Jeffries in jail; expired insurance on 100 Rust Avenue; Antioch Baptist Church; St. Joseph's church in Marshall County; a Baptist college that had been burned; plans to run a 1965 summer project through Freedom Democratic Party (FDP) rather than Council of Federated Organizations (COFO); updates on civil rights workers; activities in Benton, Desoto, and Tippah counties and Fayette County (Tennessee); and that U.Z. Nunnally had successfully obtained a driver's license after eight tries (police opposition).

14 May 1965

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Statement by John Lewis, Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), issued on May 17, 1965, in support of the Congressional Challenge of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)" Discusses the issues of the challenge, and pledges the full support of SNCC.

17 May 1965

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

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; Mrs. Walker's autobiography was originally published in May of 1965 in The Movement, 1: (2)" In it, she describes her early life and employment history in Mississippi. She laments losing her job as a consequence of participating in the Civil Rights movement and rejoices that she has found more secure employment as a field secretary for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

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

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; The transcription of a meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) staff from the North discusses emerging issues in the organization. Mainly, the discussion centers on whether SNCC's activity focus should remain in the South or extend to community problems in the North as well. Much of the meeting is spent debating what branch groups do for SNCC and when these groups should be allowed to use SNCC's name. Staff members also suggest ways of making publicity preparation more efficient.

14 May 1965

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This issue of the Southern Student Organizing Committee Newsletter (Volume II, no. 4: May 1965) contains articles on civil rights movement projects, fundraising, and arrests as well as a student opinion piece on the Vietnam war. A large part of the newsletter was devoted to presenting details and contact information for summer projects of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and other organizations involved with the civil rights movement.

May 1965

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