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M345 Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers

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From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Statement to Attorney General Ramsey Clark compiled by the National Committee for Free Elections in Sunflower (NCFES) and delivered by a delegation led by Congressman William F. Ryan and Bayard Rustin. Urges Clark to send voting officials and observers to Sunflower County, Mississippi, for the May 2, 1967, elections. Highlights challenges and fears faced by potential African American voters in Mississippi. NCFES contact persons listed are Sandra Nystrom and Eleanor Holmes Norton.

26 April 1967

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. Analysis of Senate bill 2988, the Internal Security Act of 1968, introduced to the Senate by Senator James Eastland. Thomas I. Emerson, professor at Yale University, deciphers the bill and its effects on all Americans, but especially on civil rights organizations. According to Emerson, the bill was designed to overrule Supreme Court decisions dealing with internal security made during the previous 15 years.

1968

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Test designed by the Citizenship Education Program of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Consists of information about the United States government and constitution.

Undated

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. <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>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>Newsletter (Vol. 1, no. 1) of the Child Development Group of Mississippi. Reviews the opening of 66 child development centers, the Food Stamp Program, and the visit of Senators Robert Kennedy and Joseph Clark to the Richmond Grove Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

29 May 1967

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Discusses the history and mission of the Citizenship Education Program, an organization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), founded in South Carolina by Septima P. Clark and Esau Jenkins. Goals included helping people to gain economic and social power by implementing educational programs in the community. The director of the program was Dorothy Cotton.

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Constitution and by-laws of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Printed in Atlanta, Georgia, the pamphlet consists of a preamble and seven articles that govern the proceedings of the SCLC. Also includes personal notes written by hand.

Undated

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>Article reprinted from Soul Force, the journal of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), dated March 31, 1968. Discusses the foundation of SCLC, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. The article includes a description of the history and staff of the SCLC, affiliated chapters, the Citizenship Education Program, Operation Breadbasket, voter registration, nonviolent education and urban leadership training.

31 March 1968

Flyer advertising a workshop on March 31, [1965?] in Mt. Beulah, Mississippi, and to include speakers from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Delta Ministry, CORE, SNCC, NAACP, and several other civil rights organizations.

[1965?]

From the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Chronological outline of the involvement of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in the civil rights movement from 1955-1968.

Undated

Pamphlet from the Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers. <br>Pamphlet designed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to inform civil rights workers of their legal rights if arrested and questioned by the police. Prepared in reaction to a police shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Undated

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 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>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>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

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