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From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Address written by Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams) for the National Conference for New Politics Convention, dated September 2, 1967, to gain support for African American voters in Mississippi. Adams requests support for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and the continued progress of the African American political movement in Mississippi.

2 September 1967

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers.; Photograph of Victoria Jackson (Gray Adams).

Undated

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers.; Photograph of Victoria Jackson Gray Adams holding the Distinguished Service Award that she received from Wilberforce University Alumni Association on October 27, 1989.

27 October 1989

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Outline of a speech presented by Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams) to the Subcommittee on Elections of the House Administrative Committee in an appeal for the committee to allow her to run against Congressman William Colmer. Gray's request was part of the Mississippi Congressional Challenge of 1965 and emphasizes the historical significance of the committee's decision. Also includes a historical overview of Mississippi's representation in Congress.

1965

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Report in the form of a memo, titled "Mississippi Report of Citizenship Education Program" written by Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams). Describes the activities of and challenges faced by the Citizenship Education Program and the Child Development Group of Mississippi from April 1-November 30, 1966.

Undated

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Typewritten letter from Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams) to Congressman John J. Conyers, Jr. dated June 24, 1966, in which Gray solicits support for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Describes the violence, harassment, and discrimination imposed on African Americans in Mississippi who attempt to register to vote.

24 June 1966

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Typewritten letter from John Doar to Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams) dated September 20, 1966. Doar (Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division) explains that the Department of Justice acted in accordance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with regard to complaints made by Gray to the contrary.

20 September 1966

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Typewritten letter from Anne Braden to Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams), dated April 7, 1966, in which Braden requests permission to nominate Gray to the board of directors of the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF). Includes lists of members of the board of directors, advisory committee, and medical committee.

7 April 1966

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Typewritten letter from Carl Braden to Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams), dated April 19, 1966, informing Gray that she was elected to the board of directors of the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF). A list of board members is included.

19 April 1966

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Resolution by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi honoring Victoria Gray Adams for her lifelong dedication to and work in the areas of civil and human rights. Includes biographical information and highlights of her civil rights work and professional activities.

4 November 1995

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Invitation to Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams) to attend a White House conference,"To Fulfill These Rights" on June 1-2, 1966.

1 June 1966

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Certificate from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) acknowledging the attendance of Victoria J. Gray (Adams) at a Citizenship School Training Program, August 19-23, 1963.

23 August 1963

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Typewritten letter from Congressman Benjamin S. Rosenthal to Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams), dated February 3, 1967. Rosenthal assures Gray that the complaints of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) have been acknowledged and includes a copy of a letter from John Doar, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice.

3 February 1967

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Minutes of a National Conference for New Politics board meeting, November 12-13, 1966. Topics include fundraising plans, the National Convention, and the Publications and Speakers Bureau. Also includes reports from various committees, projects, and members, including Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams), Tom Armstrong, Joy Fenston, Lawrence Guyot, Margaret Rigg, and Ben Smith.

12-13 November 1966

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Typewritten letter from Congressman Charles C. Diggs, Jr. to Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams), dated September 22, 1964, in which Diggs commends Gray on her efforts as a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City in August 1964. Expresses support and encouragement for Gray and the MFDP.

22 September 1964

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Copy of a typewritten letter from "The FDP Congresswoman"(Victoria Gray) to Congressman William Fitts Ryan. Gray expresses appreciation on behalf of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) for support given by Ryan in the House of Representatives regarding the challenged seating of the Mississippi delegation. Gray also writes her thanks for Ryan's visit to Selma, Alabama, and of upcoming lobbying efforts in Washington and organization efforts in Mississippi.

20 March 1965

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>This two-part document includes a copy of a press release given by the Young Democrats Club of the University of Illinois regarding the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. A copy of a speech given by John Quirk, President of the University of Illinois Young Democrats Club, is also included. The speech introduces Victoria Gray and includes Quirk's opinions on the conditions of Mississippi and African Americans.

15 February 1965

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Report of voter registration information for various locations in Mississippi. Information is divided by county, volunteer center, area, and "new centers."

13 August 1966

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