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M345 Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers

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From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. Brochure distributed by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to raise funds for the party. Includes excerpts from a speech by Rev. W.G. Middleton of Batesville, Mississippi, and a poem by Jim Williams.

[1965]

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Brochure distributed by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Describes the purpose and objectives of the party and encourages African Americans to participate in politics.

[1965]

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>News release by Congressman Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., announcing his support for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Expresses his belief that the bill is necessary to protect voting rights and abolish the poll tax.

9 July 1965

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

Booklet from the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers <br>Booklet titled "To get that power" compiled by Mississippians United to Elect Negro Candidates to solicit funds to support the campaigns of African American candidates in the 1967 Mississippi elections. Eight counties are named as priority areas, and one candidate per area is highlighted in the booklet. Also included is a proposed budget for donated funds.

[1967]

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Booklet produced by the Bolivar County Education Committee with detailed information about politics and education in Bolivar County and the state of Mississippi. Outlines the basic government structure in Mississippi, describes procedures for running for political office, and lists statistics of Caucasians and African Americans living in Bolivar County.

1967

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>Program for the Ninth Annual Freedom Day Rally held at St. Paul Methodist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, on April 26, 1964.

26 April 1967

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Booklet prepared by the Mississippi Council on Human Relations outlining the organization's purpose and protocols for meetings, membership, and governance.

20 May 1963

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Brochure distributed by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) to solicit financial support for the organization. Discusses the history, mission, and activities of the party.

[1965]

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>Typewritten letter from Robert Z. Lewis to John J. Burns, dated March 7, 1966, in which Lewis explains the illegal actions of white supremacists in the Democratic Party of Mississippi. Lewis encourages Burns and the New York State Democratic Committee to support the opening of the Mississippi primaries to African-American candidates.

7 April 1966

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

1 June 1966

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