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M365 Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers

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From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The worship service program includes the order of the service for Brotherhood Week (held at Temple B'nai Israel, Hattiesburg), lists participants in the service, and includes a letter from President Lyndon B. Johnson.

21 February 1964

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This digital copy of Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami's University of Southern Mississippi identification card identifies him as a part-time instructor for the school year ending in June 1964 and is signed by University President William D. McCain.

1 February 1964

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This bulletin for Temple B'Nai Israel includes a message from Rabbi Ben-Ami on the meaning of the High Holy Days, a welcome to the new Rabbi, and a list of families in the B'Nai Israel community. It also includes information on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for Jewish year 5724 (1963-1964).

[1963]

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. Irene [last name unknown] writes to Rabbi and Rebetzin Ben-Ami from San Francisco about her speaking engagements there and how she misses Hattiesburg.

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The memorial flyer commemorates Medgar Evers' murder in 1963 with a photograph of Evers and a quote from the Gospel of John.

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This document by an unknown author maintains that Jews and Communists are brainwashing Americans by using control over the news media to advance views on civil rights. The author accuses Jews and Communists of harassing others into agreeing with an un-American agenda (the Civil Rights movement) and urges readers to stand against liberals and moderates.

Undated

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The author urges Mississippians to resist the Civil Rights Bill and join a white boycott of Hattiesburg businesses whose owners and corporate partners are identified as supporters of civil rights.

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This flyer advertises a campaign headed by comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory to send 20,000 turkeys to needy families in Mississippi. The flyer announces that for $5.00, Chicagoans can donate a Christmas dinner to a Mississippi family in memory of James Chaney, Medgar Evers, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner.

Undated

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This letter from W.G. Sims to Drew Pearson explains how turkeys donated by the "Christmas for Mississippi" project were distributed to needy families in the Hattiesburg area on Christmas Eve 1964.

25 December 1964

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This piece of Ku Klux Klan propaganda maintains that civil rights workers are Communists in disguise and that governmental officials are in league with them. An interview with an unnamed official of the KKK is printed, with the official responding to questions about the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner.

[1964]

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This report by the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights describes the committee's procedures and lists its members, but it focuses mainly on the allegations of police brutality and obstruction of justice by state officials. Committee members cite cases of police misconduct and violence and note that their research has been hindered by governmental officials. Committee members also report on intimidation, threats, and violence encountered as a result of their position on the committee.

January 1963

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The pamphlet explains that the Committee of Concern is an interracial, interfaith group with the goal of raising and managing funds and equipment to rebuild burned churches in the Hattiesburg area. A photograph on the front cover of the pamphlet shows the remains of a burned church, and an excerpt from Isaiah 61 is printed on the second page.

[1964]

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. This small slip of paper advocates hate as a positive virtue and labels persons as fence straddlers if they will not commit to active involvement in hate groups. The paper instructs recipients of the message to pass it on to other people.

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The letter from Anne Braden to Rabbi Ben-Ami is typed on Southern Conference Educational Fund letterhead, and the left margin includes a list of the staff at the SCEF office in Louisville, Kentucky. Braden recalls meeting the Rabbi and encourages him to write an article about his experiences in Hattiesburg for the Patriot.

15 October 1964

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The letter from Edith Macy to Rabbi Ben-Ami is typed on National Urban League letterhead with the names and positions of staff members in the New York office in the left margin. Macy asks Rabbi Ben-Ami to report on the success of a mission in Biloxi.

12 January 1965

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The letter from Rabbi Maurice N. Eisendrath to Rabbi Ben-Ami is typed on Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) letterhead. The letter responds to a previous letter from Rabbi Ben-Ami.

15 June 1964

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. The letter from Samuel J. Simmons to Rabbi Ben-Ami is typed on United States Commission on Civil Rights letterhead. The letter notifies Rabbi Ben-Ami of his appointment to the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

25 June 1964

From the Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers. A black and white photograph of the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Ben-Ami during the family's stay in Hattiesburg. The home is located at 2008 Adeline Street.

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