MFDP--General papers, 1963-1965, part 1 (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party records, 1962-1971; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 788, Reel 1, Segment 2, Part 1)
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Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
DescriptionAlong with assorted other materials in this folder, the bulk of the documents here concern three aspects of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party: (1) the Freedom Vote of 1963, (2) the attempt by the MFDP to be seated at the Democratic Convention of 1964, and (3) the 1965 challenge to seating in Congress of white Mississippi Democrats in whose elections African Americans had not been allowed to vote. Included here are the 1960 platform and principles of the Mississippi State Democratic Party which reveal its rejection of the national Democratic Party's principles and its adherence to white supremacy. A blank pre-1965 official Mississippi voter registration form. A variety of materials relating to the Freedom Vote of 1963, when Aaron Henry ran for governor in Mississippi, including the procedures that would be followed in this mock election; a biographical sketch of Henry's running mate, Rev. Edwin King; Henry and King's political platform and campaign; Hamer, Houston, and Cameron's
Pamphlets Forms Press Releases Reports And Surveys Correspondence Clippings Meeting Minutes Memoranda Affidavits Legal Documents
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