DeMuth--Jerry DeMuth papers, 1962-1987 (Archives Main Stacks, SC3065)
@ Wisconsin Historical Society
DescriptionIn this folder, Jerry DeMuth, a freelance writer, includes many articles--published and unpublished--that he wrote between 1964 and 1979 (the bulk is from 1964-1967) about his observations and analysis of events and institutions in Mississippi. His articles are on freedom schools; the institutions which sponsored and enforced segregation in every part of Mississippi law (pointing out, for example, that when the Brown vs. Board of Education decision was pronounced, Mississippi abolished its compulsory education law); Mississippi's one-political-party system; the goals of white volunteers when they returned to the North; segregation in Cairo, Illinois; a boycott by famous white writers of the segregated Southern Literary Festival and of other segregated events by famous entertainers; on the welcome received by accused murderer of Medgar Evers, Byron De la Beckwith, when he returned from court; on Fannie Lou Hamer; notes from a conversation with Dr. Aaron Henry; on segregation and police
Periodical Articles Correspondence Press Releases Clippings
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