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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00009/
Creator:
The Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Title:
Americans for the Preservation of the White Race (Jackson, MS Chapter) Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1964-1966
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection consists of documents and minutes related to the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race created from 1964-1966.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00009
Location:
C-9.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Americans for the Preservation of the White Race (Jackson, MS Chapter) Collection (MUM00009). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection consists of documents and minutes related to the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race created from 1964-1966.

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Container List
Folder 1: 1964 Minutes
Note: Please use transcriptions of meeting minutes, located in Folder 6.
AM. January 19, 1964
TM. May 18, 1964
TM. June 2, 1964
TM. June 9, 1964
TM. June 16, 1964
TM. June 30, 1963
TM. July 7, 1964
TM. July 21, 1964
TM. July 28, 1964
TM. August 4, 1964
TM. August 11, 1964
TM. August 17, 1964
AM. September 1, 1964 [membership list?]
TM. September 29, 1964
TM. October 6, 1964
TM. October 13, 1964
TM. October 20, 1964
TM. October 27, 1964
TM. November 9, 1964
TM. November 17, 1964
TM. November 24, 1964
TM. December 8, 1964
AM. December 15, 1964
AM. December 22, 1964

Folder 2: 1965 Minutes
Note: Please use transcriptions of meeting minutes, located in Folder 6.
AM. January 5, 1965
AM. January 12, 1965
AM. January 19, 1965
AM. January 26, 1965
AM. February 2, 1965
AM. February 9, 1965
AM. February 16, 1965
AM. February 23, 1965
AM. February 29, 1965
AM. March 2, 1965
AM. March 9, 1965
AM. March 16, 1965
AM. March 23, 1965
AM. March 30, 1965
AM. April 6, 1965
AM. April 20, 1965
AM. May 4, 1965
AM. May 18, 1965
AM. June 1, 1965
AM. June 15, 1965
AM. June 29, 1965
AM. July 20, 1965
AM. August 31, 1965
AM. September 7, 1965
AM. September 21, 1965
AM. No date.
AM. October 5, 1965
AM. October 19, 1965
AM. November 2, 1965
AM. November 16, 1965
AM. December 7, 1965
AM. December 21, 1965

Folder 3: 1966 Minutes
Note: Please use transcriptions of meeting minutes, located in Folder 6.
AM. January 4, 1966
AM. January 18, 1966
AM. February 1, 1966
AM. February 15, 1966
AM. March 15, 1966
AM. April 5, 1966
AM. April 19, 1966
AM. May 3, 1966
AM. June 21, 1966
AM. July 5, 1966
AM. July 19, 1966
AM. August 2, 1966
AM. August 16, 1966

Folder 4: Ephemera
Typed Broadside. "If God Be for Us Who Can Be Against Us."
Typed Broadside. "Americans for the Preservation of the White Race" (3 copies).
Mimeographed Typed Broadside. "Article Appearing in the Jackson Advocate 20 March 1965. See Communist Behind SNNC Summer Miss. Black Belt Project" (2 copies).
Cartoon Broadside. (4 copies).
Booklet. The White Patriot (published by the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race in Jackson, MS).
Article "Mississippi" in New South (Winter 1968) which mentions the Jackson chapter of the APWR (pp. 132-133).

Folder 5: Notes
AM. No date. No author. Re: prayers for successful operation.
AM. No date. By Donald Byrd.

Folder 6: Transcriptions of meeting minutes
Contains transcriptions of all of the meeting minutes from 1964 through 1966, but does not include the materials in Folder 4 or Folder 5. Note: Please use the transcriptions instead of the originals.
Transcription of Minutes of the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Transcriber's note: All grammar and spelling remains the same. The abbreviation "sic" is not used.

Box 1, Folder 1: 1964 Minutes


Document 1: AM. January 19, 1964

Americans for the Preservations of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
January 19, 1964

Meeting called to order by President Ray Owens.
Prayer by Mr. Sullivan.
Investigating committee report given by chairman of governing board, Mr. Grogan.
Motion made to publish news sheet on integrated business establishments in Jackson
Motion by Mr. Chapman
Second by Gordon Grogan
Accepted by Chapter
Election held for board of Governor's members.
Paul Matheny nominated Mr. Bethany
Seconded by Mr. Maddox
Motion made by Mr. Smiley to close nomination
Seconded by Mr. Grogan
Mr. Matheny elected
Talk and Film Given by Mr. W.W. Tatum
Dismisal Prayer By Mr. Wilson

Speakers
1/26
2/2 Paul Alexander, Co. Att.
2/9 Tom Marshall
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Document 2: TM. May 18, 1964

Americans for the Preservation of
the White Race, Inc.
Jackson, Mississippi
Twin Lakes Country Club
May 18, 1964

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Gordon Grogan and was opened by with prayer b Mr. T.W. Sullivan.
The Nomination Committee brought a recommendation in the form of a motion that Rudolph Lawrence be elected Secretary. The motion was seconded and carried.
The Charter and By-Laws were read by Ray Owens.
Mr. Gordon Grogan representing the Nomination Committee made a motion that the following men serve as the Governing Board:
John Warren, B.H. Thompson
Raymond Grogan, L.W. Everett
Lacy Jones, Retus Madden
Jerry Windham, Charles Black
W.A. Lindsey, A.R. Bates
John Maddox, Joe Heath

Motion was seconded and carried.
Mr. W.A. Dick, National President, made a talk on organization and aims of the A.P.W.R.
Mr. Gary of the Gary Slaughter House said we could not meet on his property any more. The next meeting will be in the Odd Fellows Hall at 906 North State Street. Rent on this building is $50.00 per month. This amount was approved by the membership.
Meeting closed with a prayer by Mr. Jack Sharrer.
(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, President, and Rudolph Lawrence, Secretary)
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Document 3: TM. June 2, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE, INC.

June 2, 1964

The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R. was held Tuesday, June 2, 1964, in the Odd Fellows Hall, 906 North State Street, with the President, Ray Owens, presiding. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Raymond Grogan read "Know Your Enemy." Bill Fitzhugh led in prayer.
Bill Fitzhugh of Delta Motor Lines read scripture and made talk concerning conditions of today.
The Treasurer's report was given by Gene Sant. The Charter was read by John Warren and comments on race situation.
Mr. Rogers, Vice-President, read the By-Laws and opened the meeting for membership.
Mr. Warren asked for twelve volunteers to investigate four complaints.
Motion was made by H.C. Rogers that officers get prices on printing equipment and do as they see fit. Seconded by Joe Gordon and carried.
Motion was made by Phil Sykes, Jr., that we put "If God be for us who can be against us" on our letterhead. Motion was seconded by Gordon Grogan and carried.
Phil Sykes, Jr., closed the meeting with a prayer.
(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, President, and Rudolph Lawrence, Secretary)
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Document 4: TM. June 9, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE, INC.
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
JUNE 9, 1964

The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R. was held Tuesday June 9, 1964, in the Odd Fellows Hall, 906 North State Street, with the President, Ray Owens, presiding.
Phil Sykes Jr. lead in prayer and read Scripture. He also made talk to the organization.
Rudy Lawrence Read part of Operation Freedom. Mississippi 1964 NAACP lititure form the Masonic Temple Lynch Street.
Dr. Ney Williams made talk on Communism and Race Situation.
The Minutes were read by the secretary and approved.
The Charter was read by Thomas Rogers.
Reports from the Governing Board.
A collection was taken up to pay for the printing press. $126.00 was taken up.
A motion made by Gordon Grogan to send letters to the Board of Trustees of Ole Miss asking them to release Professor Silver (name hand-written in blank, second blank left empty) This motion seconded and carried.
A Motion made by mr Bethany and seconded by Mr. W.W. Collins that a pass word or emblem be suggested at the next state meeting. This motion carried.
A motion made by George Vickory that members give their names, addresses and where they work. Seconded and carried.
The meeting was dismissed by Bert Fitzhugh with prayer.
(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, President, and Rudolph Lawrence, Secretary)
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Document 5: TM. June 16, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESRVATION OF THE WHITE RACE, INC.
June 16, 1964

The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R, WAS HELD Tuesday, June 16, 1964, in the Odd Fellows Hall, 906 North State Street, with the President, Ray Owns, presiding. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Bert Fitzhugh led in prayer. A tape recording was played of the speech of Charles Evers, NAACP Field Secretary.
The treasurer's report was given by Rudy Lawrence. Ray Ownes asked for a membership drive. The meeting was opened for membership.
The meeting was closed with prayer by Bert Fitzhugh.

(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, President)
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Document 6: TM. June 30, 1963

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE

June 30, 1963
The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R. was held Tuesday, June 30, 1963 in the Odd Fellows Hall, 906 North State Street, with the President, Ray Owens, presiding. The minutes of the meeting were read and approved.

Mr. Wilson led in Prayer.
Ray Owens expressed a welcome to Newspaper and News men and explained some of the material that was given out to the members.
We were shown a film on how the communists take a country over.
Report was given by Mr. Pickel.
Treasurer report was given by Rudy Lawrence.
The meeting was adjurned by opening it for membership.
(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, President)
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Document 7: TM. July 7, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE, INC.
July 7, 1964

The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R. was held Tuesday, July 7, 1964 in the Odd Fellows Hall, 906 North State Street, with the President, Ray Owens, presiding. The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. Opening prayer by Mr. Lewis.
By laws were read by Mr. Owens 3a thru 4c.
The meeting was opened for the election of officers.
Ray Owens nominated for president by Neal Grogan. Motion to close nomination by Mr. Speed and Seconded by Grodan Grogan.
Gordan Grogan nominated for Vice-President by Mr. Lumpkin. Motion to close nomination by Mr. Rogers seconded by Mr. Speed.
Rudolph Lawrence nominated for Secretary by Gordan Grogan. Motion to close by John Maddox seconded by Mr. John Pattrick.
Bert Fitzhugh nominated for Treasurer by Tom Crawford. Motion to close by Gordan Grogan Seconded by John Maddox.
These above were elected without opposition/
Five member nominating committed for a Governing Board recommendation were Mr. Lewis, Mr. Maddox, Mr. G. Grogan, Mr. Rodgers, and Mr. Pickle

Charter read by Shade Bethany.
Balance of by laws read by Ray Owens.
Report from Mr. Warren from Governing Board Nominating Committee.
Mr. J. Maddox, W.T. Pickel, E.L. Lewis, Joe Heath, W.A. Linsey, Clint Different, Raymond Grogan, J.W. Hudson, Robert Wilson, Mr. Overby, John Warren, John P. Patrick.
The first three Nominated by Mr. Speed for a term of 3 months, seconded by Patrick. The second three Nominated by Mr. Rogers for a term of 6 months, sec. by Crawford. The Third three Nominated by Mr. Rogers Sec by Charlie Baines. The Fourth three Nominated by Shade Bethany Sec by Patrick.
Report by Mr. Jim True from the House of Representatives
Dismissal by prayer by Ray Owens.
(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, President)
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Document 8: TM. July 21, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
July 21, 1964

The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R. was held Tuesday night July 21, 1964 in the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, 906 North State Street, with President Ray Owens presiding.
The meeting was called to order by President Owens, and the meeting was opened by a prayer. The minutes were then read.
Mr. Fitzhugh read an A.P.W.R. news release.
President Owens read a letter addressed to the Hinds County chapter from an individual in Mass. This letter showed how the A.P.W.R. in needed in the North as well as the south.
A letter written to Mayor Allen C. Thompson was read to the meeting. The letter condemned his action on the Civil Rights BILL. The letter was passed around and signed (when the letter was mailed it contained over 150 signatures.
Another news release was read; this one condemned the M.P.E.
R.E. Ownby read information concerning Martin L. King. He also read a "letter to the editor". This letter was from a young girl in Calf. The letter was very vicious to Mississippi.
Grogan then read the A.P.W.R. by-laws.
A Motion was then made to purchase more chairs. This was seconded. Then Mr. Robert Philips offered to bring 20 to 40 more chairs each week. This was accepted.
Dismissal by prayer.
Then new Members of the A.P.W.R. were registered.
(Signed by R.E. Ownby, acting-secretary)
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Document 9: TM. July 28, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JULY 28, 1964

The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R. was held Tuesday night July, 28, 1964 in the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, 906 North State Street. With President Ray Owens presiding.
The meeting was scalled to order by President Owens, and the meeting was opend by prayer. The minutes were then read.
President Owens read a letter to the chapter from Mass.
President Owens also read some literature by Gerald L.K. Smith.
A motion was made to purchase an ad in the daily paper. The ad was read and voted upon. It was accepted and bought.
The record Mississippi was played.
An article from the Sat. Evening Post was read.
Mr. Pickle reported on the State Democratic Convention.
Resturants were named that are residting the Civil rights Law.
Pres. Owens talked about the effectiveness of the A.P.W.R.
The meeting was closed by prayer.
(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, President, and Rodger E. Ownby, ACTING-SECRETARY)
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Document 10: TM. August 4, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
August 4, 1964

The regular meeting of the A.P.W.R. was held Tuesday night Aug.4 in the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, 906 North State St. with President Ray Owens presiding.
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Owens, and then opened by prayer.
The chapter then listened to Judge McGowan as he said, "I URGE EVERY ONE HERE TO INFORM YOUSELF."
Mr. Nay Williams then spoke. In his talk he outlined the principales which make up a conservative. He spoke on the present political situation in Miss.
The matter of the situation at Morris Pharacy was discussed. It was reported that two negros were hired at the Soda Fountain.
The call was made to volonters to investigate complaints. About 15 men were assigned duties.
A general discussion of current events followed.
The meeting was closed.

(Signed by Ellis R. Owens, PRESIDENT, and R. Earle Ownby, ACTING-Secretary)
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Document 11: TM. August 11, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
August 11, 1964

The regular meeting of the APWR was held Tuesday night August 11, 1964 with President Ray Owens presiding.
The meeting was called to order by President Owens and Ray Sherren led in prayer.
President Owens introduced State President of the APWR Mr Roland Scott. Mr. Scott told some of the history and purpose of the APWR. He told of the beginning of a Newspaper called the AMERICAN PATRIOT.
Subscriptions for this paper was taken up.
The meeting was then closed.
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Document 12: TM. August 17, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE, INC.
August 17, 1964
The regular meeting of the APWR was held Tuesday night with the Vice-President Gordan Grogan presiding in the absence of the President.
The meeting was opened with a prayer by Bert Fitzhugh.
Minutes read and approved by Roger Earl Ownby
Report on the violence and trip to New York by Rudy Lawrence.
Mr. Snoweed made a report on the Thunderbolt Paper of the National States Right Party.
Mr. Wall gave a report on the raids on the Robert E. Lee Hotel.
Reports on what several had seen around town.
Report by Governing board on Jack's with the recommendation that no action be taken. Group voted not to take any action at present time.
Dismissed by Robert Wilson with Prayer.
§

Document 13: AM. September 1, 1964 [membership list?]

1. L.B. Johnson White House, Washington D.C.
2. S.A. Bilhoney, 2668 Pinebrook Rd.
3. J.F. Woodward
4. Miss Victoria Steen
5. WA Lindsey
6. Myers
7. R.D. Pools, 211 Hite
8. John Patrick 3841 Northbrook
9. Gordon Grogan 1709 Hillmont
10. John Holley 245 Sheppard Rd.
11. Billy K. Little 953 Hunt St.
12. D.W. Moulder 849 Fairview
13. T. Stevens 720 Hillmont
14. William Harnen 3957 Pillsbury Minn. Minn.
15. J.S. Murphy 3923 Stavens Ave.
16. Preston Haden Rt. 2 Box 83
17. M.E. Curtis Rt. 1 Box 169
18. James R. Noland 3902 Roland St.
19. Mr. Wesley A Speed P.O. Box 3043
20. T.J. Sullivan 454 Roland St.
21. Robert E. Wilson
22. W.T. Pickel 5638 Angle Drive
23. Thomas D. Rogers 4211 South Dr.
24. Raymond Grogan 4218 Chennault AVE
25. Rudy Lawrenced 425 Holden
26. WJXN Radio Box 786
27. L. Bert Fitzhugh 1704 [illegible]
28. Donald M Byrd Rt. Lexington
29. H.L. Holmes Jr. 487 Woody
30. Fred P. Leslie Durant, Miss.
31. Al Hester 1946 Venturia
32. Melvin Wilhoile 1552 Luter Lane
33. John L. Warren 175 K.
34. Fred P. Lislie
35. L.B. Johnson, white house
36. S.A. Bilhoney 2668 Pinebrook
37. Percy Broome 2552 Woodside
38. [no name listed] Taylor St.
39. Miss Jenkins Robinson St.
40. Robert Hartfield Box 5514 High 80.E.
41. Mrs. Claude Nelso 1678 ½ 14th Ave.
42. Mrs. H.L. Oakes 317 Lea Circle

[noted that #s 40-42 did not receive receipts]
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Document 14: TM. September 29, 1964

Minutes: For the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race

September 29, 1964

The regular meeting of the APWR was held Tuesday night September 29, 1964.

President Ray Owens called the meeting to order.

Secretary opened with a prayer.

Secretary Rudy Lawrence resigned as secretary and was appointed Chapter Printer. Rodger Earle Ownby was nominated for secretary and elected without opposition.

This night was designated as election night according to the by-laws of APWR. The floor was opened to nomination for three members of the board.
I. Mr. Pickle was renominted by Mr. Raymond Grogan and seconded by Mr. Robert Wall. Charles Jones moved the nominations be closed and the motion was seconded. Mr. Pickle unanimously was elected.
II. Mr. Maddox was renominated by Mr. Robert Wall and seconded by Raymond Grogan. John Holly moved the nominations be closed and the motion was seconded by Bill Collins. Mr. Maddox was unanimously elected.
III. Charles Jones was renominted by John Holly and seconded by R. Grogan. Wall moved the nominations be closed and was seconded by G. Grogan.

Elections were completed.

Mr. Raymond Grogan reported on the results of Mrs. Stratton's Salads Co. The report was favorable. (A NAACP Negro employee was fired).

President Ray Owens spoke on the necessity of revitalizing the Jackson Chapter APER.

A special offering was raised. Meeting closed by prayer.

REO/mlj
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Document 15: TM. October 6, 1964

Minutes: For the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race

October 6, 1964

The regular meeting of the APWR was held Tuesday night October 6, 1964.

President Ray Owens called the meeting to order.

Jack Shearer opened the meeting with prayer. A film was shown on Communism.

Mr. Gorden Grogan turned his resignation in to the Jackson Chapter noting that he has been appointed and is one of the state organisers. Jack Shearer moved to accept this resignation, this was seconded by Mr. Fitzhue. Nominations were then opened for Vice President. Mr. Fitzhue nominated Mr. Robert Wall, this seconded by Mr. Ownby. Mr. Maddox made the motion opposed the floor to nomination. Mr. Wall was elected without opposition. Mr. Wall stated his appreciation to Mr. Grogan and all the work he had done for the Chapter.

President Ray Owens urged that rumors concerning the integrity of members in this organization not be gossiped and spread about.

Organization discussed the building plans and requested suggestions.

President Owens suggested that the printing press be moved to Mr. Grogan's shop. Mr. Gather Overby made this statement into a motion which was seconded by Mr. R. Wilson.

Mr. Jack Shearer made the suggesion that the Chapter begin a library.

Dr. Ney Willaims and canidacy was discussed. Mr. Owens, Wall, and Ownby discussed this issue. The meeting was closed by prayer.

REO/mlj
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Document 16: TM. October 13, 1964

Minutes: AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE

October 13, 1964

Vice President Robert Wall called the meeting to order.
Jack Sherrer oopened with prayer.
Mr. Wilson read the Article WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HHH AND A SOCIALIST by Tom Anderson.
V.P.-Wall read a letter found on a Negro-COFO worker. Mr. Allen offered to print 1000 copies for this chapter.
Mr. David Sadler, Att. spoke. Mr. T.J. Sullivan presented a resolution to the Chapter that Mr. Sadler be hired as the Chapter's retaining Attornery, this was seconded by Mr. Wilson. This resolution was voted on and passed.
The meeting was closed with prayer.
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Document 17: TM. October 20, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE (JACKSON CHAPTER)

Oct. 20, 1964

Ray Owens called the meeting to order. Mr. Jack Sherrer opened with prayer.
Minutes were read and approved.
Mr. Fitzhue gave a treasurery report.
City of Jackson Chapter was required to appoint a newsreporter for the AMERICAN PATRIOT NEWSPAPER.
Mr. Pickle nomonated Donald Byrd
Rudy Lawrence 2nd. He was voted on and accepted.
Building project discussed by Mr. Pickle
Mr. Robert Wall suggested a "Decleration of Intention" of the APWR
Mr. Bains made this into a motion and was 2nd by Rudy Lawrence.
Meeting closed with prayer.
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Document 18: TM. October 27, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE (JACKSON CHAPTER)
Oct. 27, 1964
Pres. Ray Owens called the meeting to order.
Jack Sherrer opened with prayer.
Guest speaker John Rees spoke. Mr. Rees gave a very patriotic and inspiring speach.
Pres. Owens again appealed to members to stop gossoping.
Meeting closed with prayer.
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Document 19: TM. November 9, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE (CITY OF JACKSON)
Tuesday November 9, 1964
Vice President Robert Wall called the meeting to order. Mr. T.J. Sullivan led in prayer.
Vice President Wall introduced Dr. Curtis Cain. Dr. Cain spoke and stated that each person in attendence needed to inform himself.
Owens and Wall read a news release.
Meeting closed with prayer.
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Document 20: TM. November 17, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE (JACKSON)
November 17, 1964

Mr. Pickle opened the meeting. Jack Sherrer led in prayer.
R.E. Ownby read minutes of last meeting.
Jack Sherrer reported on speach and meeting at Freeney, Miss.
Mr. Sherrer urged everyone to register and vote.
Mr. T.J. Sullivan reported on Tom Marshell's part of the program at Freeney.
Mr. Sullivan made a motion for someone to see George Bell and arrange for some advertising on his T.V. program. This was seconded by Ownby. This motion passed and Mr. Warren was to do this and report back the next week.
Mr. Maddox spoke on recent decisions of the Suppreme Court.
Jack Sherrer made motion to purchase U.S. flag. Seconded by Mr. Wilson. Motion passed.
Mr. Sullivan made the motion the the State Organizor, Gorden Grogan, be assigned to appoint 3 men to searve on a speaking committie. This was seconded by Mr. Pickle. The motion passed. Meeting closed by prayer.
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Document 21: TM. November 24, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE (JACKSON)
November 24, 1964

Pres. Ray Owens called the meeting to order. Jack Sherrer led in prayer.
Gorden Grogan made a motion that the secretary and the attorney would write a letter to be sent to all the members of the Miss. legislature to oppose House bill 564 (Governors Police Powers). this motion was seconded by John Patrick.
Mr. Wall read a letter written by a Negro to the local TB Headquarters refusing to give money because the stamps had no negros on them.
Mr. M. Tatum then spoke.
Mr. Neal Grogan asked for a temp. leave of absence. Motion was made by Patrick to accept his request. this was seconded by Mr. Fitzhue.
Board of Governors voted to appoint a door guard to see each members card and register each visitor.
Gorden Grogan made this into a motion and was seconded by Patrick.
Meeting closed with prayer.
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Document 22: TM. December 8, 1964

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE, CITY OF JACKSON CHAPTER
December 8, 1964

The regular meeting AP.W.R. was held Tuesday Dec8, 1964.
Mr. T.J. Sullivan led in opening prayer.
Ownby read purpouse of organization and by-laws.
Grogan reported on special meeting of the Governing Board.
Mr. Wilson made a motion to investigate the possibility of locating the Post office Box to a more convenient location. This motion 2nd by Collins.
Mr. R.E. Steen spoke.
Meeting closed with prayer.
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Document 23: AM. December 15, 1964

Dec. 15, 1964
1. Ray Owens called meeting to order.
2. Mr. Wilson lead in prayer.
3. Ray Owens recgnoized visitors.
4. minutes read and seconded by Gorden Grogan, seconded by John Patrick

Neal Grogan read a partial list accomplishments.

Mr. Fitzhue read treasurer's report
Old Business:
Mr. Sullivan aasked why the U.S. Flag had not been bought. Ray Owens reported that [illegible] would buy a new Flag.

New Business:
Ownby resigned as secretary
[illegible] nom. John Patrick
Gorden Grogan nom. Mr. Don Byrd
Byrd won 19 to 4

Mr. Sullivan mad a motion to pay off attorney,
This resolution passed.

election for board member:
Mr. Paul Matheny by Claud Adams
Mr. Smiley by Gorden Grogan
Smiley won 18 to 5.

Mr. Fred Ross spoke.

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
DEC. 15, 1964

The meeting was called to order by President Ray Owens. Mr. Wilson lead the chapter in prayer. Visitors were recognized and welcomed by President Owens.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and accepted on a motion by Gordan Grogan and a second by John Patrick.
A partial list of accomplishments of the Jackson chapter read by Neal Grogan.
The treasury report was given by Mr. Fitzhue.
Mr. Ownby resigned as chapter secretary. Mr. John Patrick was nominated by Claude Adams and Donald Byrd was nominated by Gordon Grogan. Byrd was elected.
Next, an election for a board of governors member was held. Mr. Paul [illegible] was nominated by Claude Adams and Mr. Smiley was nominated by Gordon Grogan. Mr. Smiley was elected.
One speaker for the evening was Mr. Fred Ross, prominent Jackson attorney, who presented a most interesting and informative speech.
After the speech, the meeting was closed with prayer.

(signed D.M. Byrd)
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Document 24: AM. December 22, 1964

APWR

Dec. 22, 1964

(1) Meeting opened with prayer by Mr. Fitzhue
(2) Minutes of last meeting read

(3) Treasury report given by Mr. Fitzhue
(4) recognition of visitors and welcome

(5) Gordon Grogan presented Mr. Bell McKinley-Speaker

Dismissed by Fitzhue

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
DEC. 22, 1964

The meeting was called to order by President Ray Owens. The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Fitzhue.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read by Donald Byrd and accepted by the chapter.
Treasury report was given by Mr. Fitzhue.
Visitors were recognized and welcomed by President Owens.
Our speaker for the evening was Mr. Bill McKinley, representative of Hinds County, who was presented by Gordon Grogan.
Meeting was dismissed with prayer by Mr. Fitzhue.

Box 1, Folder 2: 1965 Minutes
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Document 1: AM. January 5, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JANUARY 5, 1965

Dr. W.M. Caskey opened the meeting with prayer.
Dr. Caskey introduced speaker--Gov. Ross Barnett.
Governor Barnett spoke.
Motion made by T.J. Sullivan to adopt state resolution to assess a $5/year dues for defense fund. Seconded by Neal Grogan.
Motion accepted by Neal Grogan.
Treasury report given by Mr. Fitzhue.
Meeting closed with prayer by Mr. Fitzhue.

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JANUARY 5, 1965

The meeting was called to order by President Ray Owens. Dr. W.M. Caskey opened the meeting with prayer.
Our speaker for the evening was former Governor Ross Barnett, who was introduced by Dr. W.M. Caskey.
A motion was made by Mr. T.J. Sullivan to adopt the State resolution to assess a $5.00 per year dues to be used in the defense fund. The motion was seconded by Neal Grogan and the chapter adopted the motion.
The treasury report was given by Mr. Fitzhue
The meeting was dismissed with prayer by Mr. Fitzhue.

Motion to be accepted by
Robert Walls
Seconded by Fitzhue
(Signed D.M. Byrd)
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Document 2: AM. January 12, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JANUARY 12, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Ray Owens.
Prayer by Dr. Kitchens.
Treasury report by Mr. Fitzhue.
President Ray Owens gave a brief account of the accomplishments of the chapter.
Motion made by Robert Walls to prohibit discussion of investigations on the floor untill all data is formally placed before the chapter by the board of Governors. Seconded by Mr. Fitzhue.
Motion adopted by the chapter.
Dr. W.M. Caskey introduced guest speaker, Dr. A.E. Kitchens--"Bible and Segregation"

Meeting closed with prayer by Dr. Kitchens.

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JANUARY 12, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Ray Owens.
Meeting opened with prayer by Dr. Kitchens.
Treasury report given by Dr. Fitzhue.
President Ray Owens gave a brief account of the accomplishments of the Jackson chapter.
A motion was made by Mr. Robert Walls to prohibit discussion of the investigations on the floor until all data is formally placed before the chapter by the board of Governors. Seconded by Mr. Fitzhue. Motion adopted by the chapter.

Dr. W.M. Caskey introduced our guest speaker, Dr. A.E. Kitchens, who presented a speech entitled "The Bible and Segregation."

After the speech, the meeting was closed with prayer by Dr. A.E. Kitchens.

(signed D.M. Byrd)
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Document 3: AM. January 19, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JANUARY 19, 1965

The meeting was called to order by President Ray Owens.
Meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Sullivan.
Investigating committee report given by Mr. Grogan, chairman of the governing board.
Motion made by Mr. Chapman to publish news sheet on integrated business establishments in Jackson. Seconded by Mr. Gordon Grogan. Motion adopted by chapter.
Election held for board of Governors member.
Paul Matheny nominated by Mr. Bethany.
Seconded by Mr. Maddox.
Motion made by Mr. Smiley to close nomination.
Seconded by Mr. Grogan.
Mr. Matheny elected to board of Governors.
Mr. [illegible] Tatum presented a talk and a film on the Liberty Amendment.
Meeting dismissed with prayer by Mr. Wilson.
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Document 4: AM. January 26, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JANUARY 26, 1965
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Document 5: AM. February 2, 1965

Minutes 2-2-65

Pres. Wilson-presiding
Prayer given by Mr. Shearer
Last wk. minutes read by Matheney.
Several correction were make from last wk. meeting in the the minutes.
Mr. Wall-read letter stating the offices in the sate of Miss on (Legal Defense Fund) which is being headed by Mr. Graves and exactly what it is for. also discuss the next pres. of [illegible] Jr. College--and the efficts if he is appointed next pres.

Dr. Silver @ ole miss head of
[illegible] present Dean at [illegible] Jr. College

Also the supervisors who has the

H.H. Davis

(4th Dist.) A.W. McKewen Trustee
(5th) George Morgan

The main speaker-Mr. Paul Alexander

He talks on attorneys meeting in Philadelphia Penn. [illegible] national Dist. attorney National Association. [last sentence illegible]

Closed by Pres. Wilson
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Document 6: AM. February 9, 1965

2/9/65

Wilson-presiding
Prayer-Mrs. Sullivan
Minutes-
Mr. Pickle nominated Jack Murph-for member governor board
Mr. Joe Collins nominated Bill Little for member of Gov. Board.
Elected by Acclamation
Mr. Ray Owens nominated for news reporter
Elected by acclamation
Mr. Marshall was induced by Wilson
How people change their beliefs so quickly on segregation. Why change so quickly?
(1) $ dollars-more dollars
(2) no [illegible word]
(3) compliance
(4) political fear (negro vote)black voting
(1) Sensible in not creating
Sensible in talking
(2) Use Tact
(3) No [illegible word, likely "violence" misspelled]
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Document 7: AM. February 16, 1965

Feb. 16, 1965

Prayer by Mr. Matheny
Recognition of visitors by President Wilson
Reading of minutes by secretary
Motion made by Mr. Jack Shearer to send a congratulatory note to Sheriff Jim Clark of Selma, Ala. for his stand. Mr. Jack Shearer to write letter.
Seconded by

Motion made by Ray Owens to send all members of A.P.W.R. letter urging their attendance at meetings.
Seconded by John Patrick.
Motion carried by chapter.

Motion made by Neal Grogan to give President authority to appoint committee to handle mailing of letters to members. Seconded by Ray Owens.

Mr. Pickell gave an account of meeting held with Gov. Paul Johnson on subject of Federal Aid to schools.

Listened to recorded speech to Tom Anderson.
Dismissed with Prayer by John Patrick.

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
February 16, 1965

Meeting opened with prayer by Mr. Matheny.
Visitors were recognized by President Wilson.
Minutes read and approved.

Motion made by Mr. Jack Shearer to send a note of recognition and appreciation to Sheriff Jim Clark for his stand at Selma, Alabama.
Motion seconded.
Motion adopted by chapter and Mr. Shearer named to write letter.

Motion made by Ray Owens to send all members of A.P.W.R. a letter urging their attendance at the weekly meetings.
Seconded by John Patrick.
Motion adopted by chapter.

Motion made by Neal Grogan to give President Wilson authority to appoint a committee to handle mailing of the letters to all members.
Seconded by Ray Owens.
Motion adopted by the chapter.

Mr. Bill Pickell gave an account of a meeting held with Governor Paul Johnson on subject of Federal Aid to schools.

Chapter listened to a recorded message from Mr. Tom Anderson.

Chapter dismissed and meeting closed with prayer by Mr. John Patrick.
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Document 8: AM. February 23, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
FEB. 23, 1965

Opened by President Wilson
Prayer by Byrd
Welcome of visitors by President
Reading of charter by Robert Wall (Vice-Pres.)
Reading of minutes -- approved
Treasury report by Bert Fitzhugh.
President Wilson read letter to be sent to Sheriff Jim Clark of Selma, Alabama.
Report on organization of CCLC (Christian Conservative Leadership Council) by Pres. Wilson
News release concerning CCLC read by Bill Pickell

Report on activities of Civil Rights Commission at Veteran's Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

Nominations for members of governing board.
(1) Neal Grogan nominated by John Patrick
Seconded by Maddox
Nomination closed -- motion-Gordon Grogan; seconded John Patrick (aclimation)
(2) Mr. Little nominated by Gordon Grogan; seconded by Robert Wall (aclimation)
(3) Mr. Matheny nominated by Robert Wall; seconded by John Patrick
Mr. Billy Tabbs nominated by Bill Pickell
Mr. Tabbs elected

Gordon Grogan gave a report on "pet milk" company.

Speech given by President Wilson.

Dismissal prayer by Mr. Maddox

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
FEB. 23, 1965
Meeting opened by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Byrd.
Visitors welcomed by President Wilson.
Reading of Charter by Vice-President Robert Wall.
Minutes read by secretary and approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Bert Fitzhugh.
Report given by Pres. Wilson on the organization of the Christian Conservative Leadership Council -- and the official news release concerning the CCLC read by Bill Pickell.
Reports on the activities of the Civil Rights Commission meeting at the Veterans Hospital in Jackson.
Nominations accepted for the Governing Board:
(1) Neal Grogan nominated by John Patrick. Seconded by Maddox. Motion to close nomination by Gordon Grogan: Second by John Patrick. Neal Grogan elected.
(2) Mr. Little nominated by Gordon Grogan: Second by Robert Wall. Mr. Little elected.
(3) Mr. Matheny nominated by Robert Wall: Second by John Patrick. Mr. Tabbs nominated by Bill Pickell. Mr. Tabbs elected.

Discussion of activities of Pet Milk Co.
Speech given by President Wilson.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Matheny.
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Document 9: AM. February 29, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
FEB. 29, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mrs. Sullivan.

(1) Mr. Jack Murph nominated by Mr. Bill Pickell for member of Governing Board.
(2) Mr. Bill Little nominated by Mr. Joe Collins for member of Governing Board.
(3) Mr. Ray Owens nominated for news reporter.

All the above nominated persons were elected by acclamation.

The guest speaker, Mr. Tom Marshall was introduced by President Wilson. Mr. Marshall's speech was "How People Change their Beliefs on Segregation So Quickly and Quietly." Reasons given were: love of money, political fear, lack of fortitude and indifference.

Meeting dismissed with prayer.
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Document 10: AM. March 2, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
MARCH 2, 1965

Meeting opened by President Wilson.
Chapter lead in prayer by Byrd.
Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.
(1) Comments on news articles and compliance pledge pending at Mississippi College by President Wilson.
(2) Article concerning Christian Conservative Leadership Council read by Bill Pickell. Also a very interesting description of the Confederacy and the issues leading to the Civil War were read by Mr. Pickell from a 1949 Encyclopedia.
(3) A tape recording of Benjamin Freeman, an ex-Jew, on the developments and conditions leading to World War III.

Meeting closed with prayer by President Wilson.

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APWR
MARCH 2, 1965

Opened by Pres. Wilson
Prayer by Byrd
Reading Minutes. Approved.
Comments on news article given by Robert Wall.
Report given by Pres. Wilson on compliance pledge at Mississippi College.

Bill Pickell read article concerning CCLC and read description of Confederacy and issues leading to civil war from 1949 encyclopedia.

Tape recording by Benjamin Freeman, an ex-Jew, on developments and leading to World War III.

Meeting closed with prayer by Pres. Wilson.




7-Haynes
6 Bobbitt
6 Waldrup
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Document 11: AM. March 9, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
MARCH 29, 1965

Opened by Pres. Wilson.
Prayer by Mr. Maddox.
Reading of charter by Pres. Wilson.
Minutes read and approved.
Treasury report given by Bert Fitzhugh
Motion made to meet twice a month.
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, starting April.
Seconded by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Motion adopted by chapter.
Motion made to raise $30 to pay attorney's fee.
Seconded by
Carried by chapter.

Paper on racial purity and segregation read by Pres. Wilson.
Bill Pickell read report written by his wife on the causes of the civil war, using 1949 encyclopedia as reference.

Meeting dismissed with prayer by Bert Fitzhugh.

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
MARCH 9, 1965

Meeting opened by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Maddox.
Reading of charter by President Wilson.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary and approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Burt Fitzhugh.
Motion made to meet twice monthly, on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, effective in April.
Seconded by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Motion adopted by chapter.
Motion made to raise $30 to pay attorney's fee.
Seconded by Mr. Owens.
Accepted by chapter.
Paper on racial purity and segregation read by President Wilson.
Mr. Bill Pickell read a report written by his wife on the causes of the civil war, using 1949 encyclopedia as reference.
Meeting dismissed with prayer by Mr. Burt Fitzhugh.
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Document 12: AM. March 16, 1965

A.P.W.R.
March 16, 1965

Meeting opened by Pres. Wilson.
Mr. Odom led chapter in prayer.
Charter of A.P.W.R. read by Pres. Wilson.
Reading of minutes by sect. (approved)
Report by Pres. Wilson and Bill Pickel on activities and accomplishments of Strategy Conference in Louisiana. (Citizens Council)

General discussion by chapter on happenings and developments in the past week.

tape recording by Mr. Pascual Norris on communism -- taped by Robert Wilson of Citizens Council meeting in Louisiana.

dismissal prayer by Mr. Sullivan.

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
MARCH 16, 1965

Meeting opened by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Odom.
Charter of A.P.W.R. read by President Wilson.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary and approved by the chapter.
Report given by President Wilson and Bill Pickel on activities and accomplishments of Strategy Conference of Citizens Council in Lousiana.
General discussion by members of chapter on happenings and developments in the past week.
A tape recording of Mr. Pascual Morris on communism. The speech was recorded by President Wilson at the Citizens Council meeting in Louisiana.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Sullivan.
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Document 13: AM. March 23, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
MARCH 23, 1965

Meeting opened by President Wilson.
Opening prayer by Mr. Sullivan.
Reading of charter by Pres. Wilson.
Minutes of previous meeting read by Secretary. Approved.
A report was given by Mr. Ray Owens on activities at Vickers concerning equal employment section of Civil Rights Law. A letter was produced and read by Mr. Owens which gave the order to integrate all facilities at Vickers.
Motion made by Mr. Owens to allow President Wilson to appoint a 3-man committee to investigate the possibility of organizing an A.P.W.R. chapter among Vickers personnel.
Seconded by Mr. Maddox.
Amendment to motion to let 1 man from Jackson chapter work with 2 men from Carthage chapter. Motion by Mr. Sullivan.
Seconded by Mr. Maddox.
Motion as amended was adopted by chapter.
Resignation of Raymond Grogan from Governing Board presented to chapter.
Motion to accept by Mr. Owens.
Seconded by Mr. Robert Wall.
Resignation accepted by chapter.
Talk given by Robert Wall on recall actions under consideration.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Byrd.
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Document 14: AM. March 30, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
MARCH 30, 1965

Opened with prayer by Mr. Sullivan.
Reading of minutes by secretary. Approved by chapter.
Mr. Owens gave a report on the progress of organizing an A.P.W.R. chapter among Vickers personnel.
A report given from the governing board, with Mr. Bill Pickel as acting chairman, was presented to the chapter.
The governing board recommended asking for Mr. John Patrick's membership card and to request Mr. Patrick not to attend any future A.P.W.R. meeting.
Motion made to accept the recommendations of the governing board by Mr. Owens.
Seconded by Mr. Grogan.
Motion accepted by chapter.
A tape recording by Dr. Edward R. Fields, states righter and well known conservative, was presented to the chapter. The speech dealt with contributions that the different races had made to society. It was pointed out that the Negro had made few contributions, if any, to society and that the Negro had never established a civilization.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by President Wilson.
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Document 15: AM. April 6, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
April 6, 1965

Meeting opened by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Sullivan.
Reading of the charter by President Wilson.
Minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary and approved by chapter.
Membership card of John Patrick presented to secretary to be voided.
Motion made by Mr. Fitzhugh to permit chairman to ask for three volunteers at each meeting to either sell or buy one subscription to The American Patriot.
Seconded by Mr. Bill Pickel.
Motion accepted by the chapter.
Open letter to LB.J. was read by President Wilson. This letter was spread around Jackson by KKK.
Paper read by Mr. Bill Pickel on beliefs, ideas, and goals of Abraham Lincoln in terms of Reconstruction of the South following the Civil War. Information for this paper was taken from the 1949 encyclopedia.
Meeting closed with prayer by President Wilson.
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Document 16: AM. April 20, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
April 20, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Byrd.
Meetings of the previous meeting read by secretary and approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Burt Fitzhugh.
Motion made by Mr. Bill Pickel to postpone election of governing board member until next meeting.
Seconded by Mr. Sullivan.
Adopted by chapter.
General discussion of trip to Lexington by members of Jackson chapter for purpose of organizing A.P.W.R. chapter.
The guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Roland Scott, national president of the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race, who spoke on the perils. Facing this country, both from without and within.
Mr. Meredith Tatum presented a talk on the future of this country and its trend toward communism, and what we can do to prevent this disaster.
Meeting dismissed with prayer by Mr. Templeton.
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Document 17: AM. May 4, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
May 4, 1965

Meeting was called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by
Welcome of visitors by President Wilson.
Reading of minutes by secretary. Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Fitzhugh.
Election of governing board member postponed until next meeting.
General discussion of planned trip to Bogalusa to participate in march. Chapter discussed feasibility of chartering bus to go to Bogalusa. The chapter discussed this issue and decided to charter a bus of there were enough people to fill one bus.
Guest speaker for the evening was
Spoke on

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
May 4, 1965

The meeting was called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Miss Vicky Wilson.
Welcome to visitors by President Wilson.
Reading of minutes by secretary. Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Burt Fitzhugh.
Election of governing board member postponed until next meeting.
General discussion by chapter on panned trip to Bogalusa to participate in march. Chapter discussed feasibility of chartering bus to go to Bogalusa. It was decided to rent a bus if there were enough people to fill at least one bus.
The guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Waller Haynes, who gave a short talk on communist trends of presidents since 1939.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Jack Shearer.
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Document 18: AM. May 18, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
May 18, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Haynes.
Reading of minutes by secretary. Approved by chapter.
Membership card of Claude Adams presented for resignation.
Motion to accept by Mr. Bill Pickel.
Seconded by Mr. Gaither Overby.
Approved by chapter.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Mrs. Robert Wilson. Mrs. Wilson spoke on "The Great American Spirit" and the sacrifices men have made through the ages to give us the freedom we enjoy today. She told how the truly great men, of all ages, relied on and believed in the Almighty Lord and his teachings, and how present men try to denegrate and scorn God.

Chapter dismissed with prayer by President Robert Wilson.
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Document 19: AM. June 1, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
June 1, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Donald Byrd.
Reading of minutes by secretary. Approved by chapter.
Welcome of visitors and announcements by Pres. Wilson.
Our speaker for the evening was Mr. Burris Dunn. Who presented a short talk on what the Bible says about segregation.
After this speech, Mr. Dunn presented a tape recording by Dr. Swift on the same subject.

Closing comments made by President Robert Wilson.
Meeting dismissed with prayer by Mr. Meredith Tatum.
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Document 20: AM. June 15, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
June 15, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Chapter led in pledge of allegiance to flag by Pres. Wilson.
Welcome of visitors.
Reading of minutes by secretary. Minutes approved by chapter.
Portions of by-laws read by President Wilson.
Notice given to chapter that officers will be elected at next meeting.
Announcements made of rally to be held at Baton Rouge, LA, on July 4.
Comments on A.P.W.R. conservative rally held at Natchez on June 5.
General discussion by chapter on activities in and around Jackson this week.
Film on Natchez rally presented by Mr. Sullivan.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Miss Vicky Wilson.
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Document 21: AM. June 29, 1965

APWR

6-29-65

1. Meeting called to order by President Wilson
2. Chapter lead in prayer by Jack Shearer
3. Reading of minutes-past meeting Approval
4. portions of by-laws read
5. President Wilson give points on the Methodist church an it is give-in to
6. Dismiss election because to few members by the president
7. Franks Smith sang (America) and played piano
8. Discussed by president the North America of yesterday has become so weak Today. My God what has happen to All the Americans when they can "C" Our Nation Become So Weak.
God has been left out of this so-called Great Society.
9. Mr. Pickle make comment on what we are going to do as A.P.W.R. members if we [illegible word]
10. General discussion by the members
11. President dismiss the chapter
12. Prayer by Lawrence

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
June 29, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary. Minutes approved by chapter.
By-laws of A.P.W.R. read.
President Wilson gave a few points on the liberal trend in the Methodist Church.
Election of officers dismissed until next meeting.
Frank Smith played piano and sang America.
President Wilson gave a talk entitled "The North America of Yesterday Has Become SO Weak Today."
"My God, what has happened to all the Americans when they can "C" our nation become so weak." "God has been left out of this so-called Great Society."
General discussion by the chapter.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Lawrence.
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Document 22: AM. July 20, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
July 20, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mrs. Jack Shearer.
Welcome of visitors by President Wilson.
Report on A.P.W.R. rally at Brandon given by Mr. Jack Shearer. Additional comments by Robert Wilson.
President Wilson read a prepared statement which was read at the Brandon rally in opposition to the pending amendment to the state constitution.
General discussion by chapter on the proposed amendment.
Tape recording of Dr. Swift played for chapter by Mr. Pickell.
Announcement of rally at Brookhaven Friday night at 7:30 at Lampton Auditorium.
Motion made by Bill Pickel to move the APWR bank account from Deposit Guaranty to Jackson Hinds Bank.
Seconded by Jack Shearer.
Approved by chapter.
Report on construction of signs showing Martin Luther King at a Communist training school given by Mr. Bethany.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Bill Pickell.
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Document 23: AM. August 31, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
August 31, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Gaither
Announcements by President Wilson.
Treasury Report by Mr. Burt Fitzhugh.
Mr. Meredith Tatum presented a very stirring and frank discussion on the issues of the day.
Motion made by Mr. Tatum that A.P.W.R. go on record as being in favor of and backing a movement to be known as "Mississippians for Private Education, Inc."
Seconded by Ray Owens.
Motion approved by the chapter.
Governing board called in for special meeting.
General discussion by chapter on private school issue.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Rudy Lawrence.
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Document 24: AM. September 7, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
Sept. 7, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Welcome by President Wilson.
Reading of minutes by secretary.
Minutes approved by chapter.
Mr. Jack Shearer gave a short talk on events that happened at Bogalusa, Louisiana, during weekend rally.
Governing board called for special meeting.
General discussion by chapter on various subjects.
Motion made by Mr. Pickell that committee be appointed to consult with occupants on Prentiss Street and see if they would be willing to donate money toward the installation of a fence between white property and Negro property.
Seconded by Gordon Grogan.
Motion accepted by chapter.
Volunteers for committee accepted.
Short speech by Mr. Burris Dunn on harassing tactics used by state and federal authorities on individuals connected with conservative organizations.
Discussion by chapter on tactics being used.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Maddox.
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Document 25: AM. September 21, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
Sept. 21, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Miss Vicky Wilson.
Welcome of visitors.
Reading of minutes by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Mr. Bill Pickell presented a talk on the findings of committee which investigated activities on Prentiss Street.
Short talk by Provine student on activities at Provine.
General discussion by chapter.
Editorial on integration and immigration read by President Wilson.
General discussion by chapter on progress being made on sign.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Byrd.
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Document 26: AM. No date.

Minutes

The Pres. opend meeting with pray by Mr. Paul B. Matheny.
The Pres. reported on our building and the fact that Hart [word illegible] Co. had backed out at the last minute because of an expansion of they'er business and had to sell property. Also he reported on a church building across the river and the fact that space was there for a private school too. This for an estimate of 200.00 per month.
Treasury report was read and balance was $20.33. Gordon Grogan gave Finance report Vice Pres. Robert Wall introduced our speaker Mr. "Doc" Wm. Caskey, who spoke on the bogus Civil Rights bill and the need to have the courage of our forefathers and call names and keep the pressure on.
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Document 27: AM. October 5, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
OCT. 5, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Burt Fitzhugh.
Reading of minutes by Secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Reading of treasury report with-held.
Announcement of state meeting to be held here Friday night.
Recognition of Mr. Templeton, president of Natchez chapter APWR.
Mr. Wilson introduced our speaker for the evening, Mr. Roland Scott, national president of Americans for the Preservation of the White Race. Mr. Scott related incidences which have occured and are occurring in Natchez. Mr. Scott told how the history of this nation is being rewritten and distorted to picture the nigger as a leader in all fields. Mr. Scott also gave suggestions on methods of raising money to establish private schools.
Mr. Meredith Tatum presented a progress report on the establishment of an association of private school.
Motion made by Mr. Tatum to appoint a committee to make a survey of all establishments that display and sell vulgar reading material. Names of dealers and retailers to be submitted at next meeting.
Seconded by Mr. Bill Pickell.
Students from Hinds Jr. College volunteered their services.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Templeton.
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Document 28: AM. October 19, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
OCT. 19, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Maddox.
Reading of minutes by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Wilson.
Motion made by Mr. Grogan to send sympathy card to Mr. and Mrs. Howard James.
Seconded by Mr. Waller Haynes.
President Wilson read reply from "Ladybird" Johnson in response to telegram sent to President Johnson by the Association of Christian Conservatives, wishing Johnson speedy recovery from his operation. (Telegram entered in entirety at bottom of sheet)
Tape recording presented by Mr. Burris Dunn. This tape was made on August 20th, in Los Angeles, California, following the riot in L.A.
Film presented by Mr. T.J. Sullivan on conservative rallies held at Natchez and Brandon.

Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Sullivan.

Telegram=
"Our prayers are with you for a successful operation and speedy recovery. Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding."
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Document 29: AM. November 2, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
NOV. 2, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Rev. Freeman.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by President Wilson.
Check for $22 from John Patrick as payment (partial) on old debt.
Copy of news release given to AP by Robert Wilson on House Un-American Activities Committee current investigations read by Bill Pickell. This news release appeared in the paper and on the wire services on Thursday, October 28.
Announcement of state meeting to be held here at 8:00 Friday night, November 5, 1965.
Governing board called for special session.
The chapter was presented with the resignation of President Robert Wilson as president.
Election of a new president and vice-president and two board members will be held at next meeting.
Mr. Pickell gave a brief description of the encounter with the local newspapers in an attempt to purchase space for an ad.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Gordon Grogan.

[part of a check with "Accused Debt" written in red ink]
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Document 30: AM. November 16, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
NOV. 2, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Wilson.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Brief summary of activities of past week given by Mr. Wilson.
Announcement of Ladies Auxillary meeting in Natchez on December 3, 1965.
Special meeting of governoring board called by Pres. Wilson.
Recognition of visitors by President Wilson.

(1) Nominations accepted for Vice-President:
Mr. Smiley nominated by Mr. Bill Pickell.
Seconded by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Motion made to close nomination by Mr. Bethany.

Mr. Smiley elected.

(2) Nominations for two governoring board members accepted:
(a) Mr. Waller Haynes nominated by Mr. Bethany.
(b) Mr. Gus Bobbitt nominated by Mr. Pickell.
(c) Mr. Bill Waldrup nominated by Mr. Sullivan.
Motion to close nomination by Mr. Sullivan.
Seconded by Mr. Smiley.
Mr. Waller Haynes and Mr. Gus Bobbitt elected.

Nominations accepted for reporter:
Mrs. Allen nomination by Mr. Bill Pickell.
Seconded by Mr. Bethany.
Motion made to close nomination by Mr. Neal Grogan.
Seconded by Mr. Jack Shearer.
Mrs. Allen elected reporter.

Elections of president delayed until next meeting.

Our guest speaker for the evening was introduced by President Wilson. Rev. Freeman
Rev. Freeman spoke on the deterioration of the Protestant churches and the ties between the World Council of Churches and the Protestant churches. Rev. Freeman gave an interesting ensight into the political branches of government.
Cablegram sent to Prime Minister Ian Smith by national chapter of APWR.
Report on rioting and fighting in Carthage last weekend given by Mr. Bill Waldrup.
Meeting closed with prayer by Mr. T.J. Sullivan.

Document 31: AM. December 7, 1965

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
DEC. 7, 1965

Meeting called to order by President Smiley.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. T.J. Sullivan.
Minutes of previous meeting read by the secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Robert Wilson.
Introduction and welcome to visitors by Pres. Smiley.

Nominations for president accepted:
(1) Mr. Gordon Grogan nominated by Mr. Pickell.
(2) Mr. Waller Haynes nominated by Mr. Gordon Grogan.
Motion to close nomination made by Mr. Murphy.
Mr. Gordon Grogan elected.

Nomination for treasurer accepted:
(1) Mr. Maddox nominated by Mr. Gordon Grogan.
(2) Mr. Bethany nominated by Mr. Robert Wilson.
Motion to close nomination made by Mr. T.J. Sullivan.
Mr. Bethany elected.

Chapter voted to accept the invitation of Mr. Robert Wilson to hold next meeting of APWR at the Wilson home.

Mr. Waller Haynes read a letter from Sen. Eastland in response to an inquiry into the number of Negro inductees, number of Negroes in Viet Nam, and number of Negro casualties.
Announcement of "Buy In Natchez" day and APWR meeting to be held in Natchez on December 11, 1965.

Motion to adjourn by Mr. Maddox.
Seconded by Mr. Haynes.

Chapter closed with prayer by Mr. Wilson.
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Document 32: AM. December 21, 1965

Americans For The Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
Dec. 21, 1965

President Gordon Grogan opened meeting by reading a scripture from the New Testement. [in pencil] Chapter 20, Verse 1 thru 16 of St. Matthew
President Grogan led in opening prayer, then gave a short talk of signifianse concerning this scripture and how it applies to our times.
Minutes of previous meeting read by Bill Pickel, acting for Secretary Byrd until he arrived.
Report by Bill Pickel on Fayette trip Saturday, outlining action which took place at meeting of mayor and merchants with A.P.W.R. at city hall Sat. Evening. Emphasis made on trading at Fayette to defeat the Negro Boycott before it succeeds in moving up the Miss. River as planned. Suggestion by President Grogan to contact all membership and see where they stand. This motion made by Mr. Haynes, seconded by Mr. Smiley, carried unanimous.
Mrs. Allen, who was ill and not present was nominated to serve on calling committee, Mr. Steen, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Hayden to prepare text for phoning membership. Bill Pickel to help prepare text. [in pencil] Mr. Ralph Mitchell became a member of the Jackson Chapter, and was congradulated for his one man drive and successful defeated of the recent bond issue.

Motion to adjourn by Pres. Grogan. Seconded by Mr. Haynes.

Chapter closed with Prayer by Mr. T.J. Sullivan.


[on reverse]

Breaking and entering

Give them land and buildings (land information) Preacher Griswald from Birmingham--instagator

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
DEC. 21, 1965

Meeting called to order to by President Grogan.
President Grogan opened the meeting by reading scripture from the New Testement. (Matthew 20:1-16)
A short talk was given by President Grogan concerning the scripture and how it applies to present problems.
Minutes of previous meeting were read by Mr. Bill Pickel.
Report by Mr. Pickel on Saturday's trip to Fayette. Mr. Pickel outlined the activities which occured at a meeting of the mayer, merchants, and APWR officials at the Fayette City Hall Saturday evening. Particular emphasis was placed on trading in Fayette in order to defeat the Negro boycott before it succeeds in moving up the Mississippi River as planned by Negro leaders.
A suggestion was made President Grogan to contact entire membership of APWR and see where they stand on this issue.
This suggestion was made into a motion by Mr. Haynes and seconded by Mr. Smiley.
Motion passed by chapter.
Mrs. Allen nominated to serve on calling committee.
Mrs. Steen, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Hayden, and Mr. Bill Pickel to prepare text for phoning membership.
Mr. Ralph Mitchell became a member of the Jackson chapter and was congradulated for his one-man drive in successfully defeating the recent bond issue.
Motion to adjourn by President Grogan.
Seconded by Mr. Haynes.
Chapter closed meeting with prayer by Mr. T.J. Sullivan.

Folder 3: 1966 Minutes
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Document 1: AM. January 4, 1966

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JAN. 4, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. T.J. Sullivan.
Welcome of visitors by President Grogan.
Reading of minutes of previous meeting by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Bethany.
Article entitled "Mixed Love" written by Mr. Tom Ethridge read by Mr. Smiley. In this editorial Mr. Ethridge told of movies and publications which urge mixed dating and marriage.
Comments by various members of chapter on trips to Fayette before and after Christmas.
The guest speaker for the evening, Mr. Meredith Tatum, was presented by President Grogan. Mr. Tatum gave a thorough review of the events preceeding the Fayette boycott and the effectiveness of the resulting white buy-in. Mr. Tatum read a letter of appreciation from the merchants of Fayette empressing their gratitude for an to the participants in the white buy-in.
Mr. Tatum also spoke on the degrading influences on the teen-agers of our city and state and subsequent results of these influences. Pending legislation before our legislature was discussed briefly.

Motion to adjourn by Mr. T.J. Sullivan. Seconded by Mr. Bill Pickel. Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Robert Wilson.
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Document 2: AM. January 18, 1966

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
JAN. 18, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Robert Wilson.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Bethany.
Welcome of visitors by President Grogan.
Nominations accepted for governing board member.
Mr. Cain nominated by Mr. Robert Wilson.
Motion made by Mr. Bethany to close nomination.
Mr. Cain elected.
The purpose of chapter was read by Byrd.
General discussion by chapter on activities of the week in and around Jackson. The recent white buy-in in Fayette was thoroughly discussed by members.
President Grogan presented the chapter with the ideas from the state meeting that a full-time man be engaged by the national chapter to travel the state and organize A.P.W.R. chapters.
Discussion by chapter on feasibility of printing cards containing pertinent information about APWR on one side and a 1966 calendar on the other. Motion made by Mr. Bill Pickel to have cards printed. Approved by chapter.
Motion made by Mr. Walls to adjourn.
Seconded by Mr. Haynes.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Sullivan.
§

Document 3: AM. February 1, 1966

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
FEB. 1, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan.
Chapter led in prayer by Mrs. Robert Wilson.
Welcome of visitors by President Grogan.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Robert Wilson in the absence of Mr. Bethany.
President Grogan presented to the chapter a working sample of the calender-card, with information regarding APWR meetings, for approval.
Mr. Bill Pickel gave a very interesting talk on the nigger incident at Greenville Air Force Base and the chain of events leading to final eviction. Mr. Pickel discussed the demands made by the niggers and the apparent lack of authority as portrayed by law officials, both local, state, and federal.
Mr. Pickel discussed the engagement of the United States in the Viet Nam War and our legal and ethical right to be there as debated by our U.S. senators on national television forum.

Motion to adjourn by Mr. Sullivan.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Robert Wilson.
§

Document 4: AM. February 15, 1966

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
FEB. 15, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Smiley.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Byrd.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Bethany.
Welcome of visitors by President Smiley.
Plans made to straighten APWR sign which was damaged by wind.
News releases concerning the appearance of Robert Kennedy on the campus of the University of Mississippi were read and discussed by the chapter.
Motion made by Mr. Bill Pickell that someone contact Gov. Ross Barnett and inform him of our stand on this matter and ask him for advice and his response to this development.
Seconded by Byrd.
Mr. Meredith Tatum and Mr. Gordon Grogan nominated to confer with ex-Gov. Barnett.
Motion by Bill Pickel that secretary of chapter compose and have sent to principals and other officials of private schools in Holmes County a letter of commendation and appreciation for their stand.
Approved by chapter.

Motion made to adjourn by Mr. Cain.
Seconded by Mr. Waller Hayes.

Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Frank Smith.
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Document 5: AM. March 15, 1966

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
MARCH 15, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan.
Chapter led in prayer by Mrs. Robert Wilson.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Treasury report given by Mr. Bethany.
Announcement by President Grogan that calender cards are available to members.
Letters of inquiry to chapter from throughout the nation read by secretary.
Slides on Fayette buy-in were shown by President Grogan.
Discussion by President Grogan and chapter on resignation of Roland Scott as national president.
Motion by Mr. Cain to dismiss.
Seconded by Mr. Bethany.
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Document 6: AM. April 5, 1966

AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
April 5, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan.
Chapter led in prayer by Mrs. Allen.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Resignation of Byrd as secretary presented to chapter.

Floor opened to nominations for temporary secretary.
Mr. Bill Waldrop nominated by Mr. Bill Pickel to act as temporary sec.
Seconded by Mr. Little.
Mr. Waldrop voted by chapter to act as temporary secretary.

Mr. Jack Shearer gave a brief talk on the extra issue of the Southern Review which was published this week.
Brief talk on harassment tactics being used by the FBI in Mississippi given by President Grogan and Mr. Jack Shearer.
Announcement by President Grogan of "White Folks Picnic" to be held Saturday, April 9th, in Fayette.
Mr. Robert Wilson made announcement rally to be held in Laurel on Monday, April 11th, by White Christian [word illegible] Defense Fund.

Motion to adjourn by Mr. Maddox.
Motion adopted by chapter.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mr. Robert Wilson.


[on reverse]

1. President -- Mr. Gordon Grogan -- elected 12-7-65
2. Vice-President -- Mr. Smiley -- elected 11-16-65
3. Treasurer -- Mr. Bethany -- elected 12-7-65
4. Board Members -- (1) Mr. Waller Haynes -- 11-16-65
(2) Mr. Gus Bobbit -- 11-16-65
[numbers 3-12 blank]

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AMERICANS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE WHITE RACE
JACKSON CHAPTER
APRIL 5, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan.
Chapter led in prayer by Mrs. Allen.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Resignation of Byrd as secretary presented to chapter.
Floor opened for nominations for temporary secretary.
Mr. Bill Waldrop nominated by Mr. Bill Pickel.
Seconded by Mr. Little.
Mr. Waldrop voted by chapter to act as temporary secretary.
Mr. Jack Shearer gave a brief talk on the extra issue of the Southern Review which was published this week and on the harassment tactics being used by the FBI in Mississippi.
President Grogan also spoke on the harassment tactics.
Announcement by President Grogan on "White Folk's Picnic" to be held Saturday, April 9th, in Fayette.
Mr. Robert Wilson made announcement of rally to be held in Laurel on Monday, April 11th, by White Christian Legal Defense Fund.
Motion to adjourn by Mr. Maddox.
Motion adopted by chapter.
Chapter dismissed with prayer by Mrs. Robert Wilson.
§

Document 7: AM. April 19, 1966

Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
April 19, 1966

Meeting called to order by acting chairman Bill Pickel.
Chapter led in prayer y Mr. Jack Shearer.
Report of President Grogan's new son given by Mr. Pickel.
Letter from Jackson seperate school district read by Mr. Robert Wilson, telling of desegregation of schools for year of 1966-1967. Mr. Wilson brought up question of private schools pointing out the possibility of A.P.W.R. supporting private school.
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary.
Approved by chapter.
Treasury report given by Mr. Bethany -- told after last meeting in May chapter would have to leave Lodge as meeting place.
Mr. Pickel told of new location found by president Grogan. Ask chapter to consider shortage of seating at new meeting hall.
[following entry crossed out] Mr. Waldrop asked to explain his position as not being able to take secretariet position permanently.
Mr. Pickel opened the floor to possible comments [begin page two] on what to do to control integration of public schools
Mr. Shearer suggested chapter writer to Mayor Allen Thompson, two city commissioners, Congressional representatives, Governor Johnson and Lieutenant Governor Gartin protesting new school desegregation policy.
Mr. Shearer put suggestion in form of motion and suggested Mr. Greaves and Tatum to write letter. Motion seconded by Mr. and adopted by chapter.
Mr. Pickle pointed out that FBI was being pressured to produce evidence and was forced to resort to violence.

Motion to adjourn by Mr. Cain
Seconded by Mr. Murphy
Chapter closed with prayer by Mr. Maddox

[page three]

List of persons able to be present at legislature
Mr. and Mrs. Shearer
Mrs. Allen
Mrs. Wilson
Mr. Murphy
Mr. Cain
Mr. Bethany
Bill Waldrop
Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins
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Document 8: AM. May 3, 1966

Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
May 3, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan
Chapter led in prayer by Vicki Wilson
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary adopted by chapter.
Motion made by Mr. Bill Pickle to retain Bill Waldrop as secretary.
Seconded by Mr.
Passed by Chapter.
Visitors recognized by chapter.
Report given by Mr. Robert Wilson on apathetic attitude of people of Mississippi + brief summary of Rhodesian situation. Told of situation in Vicksburg, Brookhaven.
President Grogan told of plans report by "Committee of concerned Citizens" of Nigger principal of whiten junior high school next year
Letter read in full by Mr. Pickle
President Grogan told of integrated conditions at Hinds General and Baptist hospitals.
Mrs. Allen gave report on cumpulsory school education telling that bill could not pass legislature.
Mr. Wilson told of bill which might come up to abolish public education in Mississippi [begin page two] which might turn education over to federal government.
Chapter discussed possibilities and problems of news release on cumpulsory school attendance.
Mr. Wilson told of small community which is richest community in world had been given $75,000 by warren poverty to build swimming pools.

Motion to adjourn by Mr. Bill Pickle.
adopted by chapter
Chapter closed with prayer by Mr. Frank Smith
§

Document 9: AM. June 21, 1966

Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
June 21, 1966

(minutes incomplete)
Mr. Bill Pickle made motion to send committee to commissioner's office to question [word illegible] of use of [three words illegible] cut grass in negro cemetery.
Seconded by Jack Shearer.
adopted by chapter
Committee consist of Bill Pickle, [word illegible] Allen.
Floor opened for discussion on [word illegible] situation
Mr. Wilson brought up subject of petition. pointed out that 14,000 segnatures were needed
Letter from mississippian read by Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Pickle brought up issue of Meredith march.
Mr. Wilson suggested news release as best method of protest
A motion was made by Mr. Pickle that APWR issue news release protesting Sunday [four words illegible] and to ask all merchants to close
[begin page two]
motion was made by chapter
chapter informally adjourned
§

Document 10: AM. July 5, 1966

Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
July 5, 1966

Meeting called to order by President Grogan
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Meredith Tatum
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary
adopted by chapter
Mr. Tatum gave report of bus situation and position of Commissioner Clark Horton.
Pictures of march and rally shown by Mr. Tatum
Report was given by Mrs. Jo Campbell on bus bill and petition to bring bill to vote.
Short talk on march given by Mr. Tatum
Talk dealt with Communist strategy used in demonstration.
Mr. Bill Pickle made motion to use collection to pay for pictures.
Motion adopted by chapter.
Motion to adjourn by Jack Shearer
Chapter dismissed by Prayer by Mr. Shearer
§

Document 11: AM. July 19, 1966

Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
July 19, 1966

Meeting called to order by Mr. Wilson
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Jack Shearer
Minutes of previous meeting read by secretary and approved by chapter.
Report on bus bill given by Mrs. Allen
Account of harassing telephone calls given by Mr. Haydon
Letter read by Mr. Wilson telling of America supported Communism through foreign aid and the U.N.
Motion made by Mr. Wilson for a "Project box" of ideas contributed by each member
Seconded by Mr. Bill Pickle
Motion adopted by chapter
Farther report on bus situation by Mr. Pickle
Ideas forwarded by Mr. Shearer of Citizen's watchdog committee on city taxes
Mr. Wilson brought up issue of "Operation Breakthrogh" and Southern Review Rally
Motion made by Mr. Pickle that "American Patriot" merge with "Southern Review" by resolution to [word illegible].
Seconded by Mrs. Chapel
adopted by chapter
Committee appointed to draw up resolutions of merger,
[begin page two] Letter to white teachers read by Mr. Wilson
Chapter with prayer by Mrs. Robert Wilson
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Document 12: AM. August 2, 1966

Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
August 2, 1966

Chapter called to order by Mr. Shearer.
Chapter led in prayer by Mr. Sutherland
Issue of A.P.W.R. sign on hiway 49 brought up by Mr. Sutherland
Comments on fire arms control by Mr. Shearer.
Problem of meeting place brought up by Mr. Shearer.
Motion to adjourn by Mr Sutherland
Seconded by Mr. Little
Chapter closed with prayer by Mr. Shearer
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Document 13: AM. August 16, 1966

Americans for the Preservation of the White Race
Jackson Chapter
August 16, 1966

Chapter called to order by President Grogan
Opening prayer by Mr. Shearer
Report on M.L. King sign on highway 49 by Mr. Pickle
Minutes read by secretary
adopted by chapter
Floor opened for nominations for secretary
Mrs. Allen nominated by Mr. Pickle
Mrs. Morgan nominated by Mr. Fitzhugh
Mrs. Morgan elected
Report on news report given by Mr. Pickle Dealing with formation of APWR chapter in Grenada.
Vote called to affirm APWR action in Grenada passed by chapter
Motion to adjourn by Mr. Cain
adopted by chapter
Closing prayer by Frank Smith
§
Box 1, Folder 4: Ephemera


Document 1: Typed Broadside. "If God Be for Us Who Can Be Against Us." no date, 1 page. Membership flyer


Document 2: Typed Broadside. "Americans for the Preservation of the White Race" (3 copies).


Document 3: Mimeographed Typed Broadside. "Article Appearing in the Jackson Advocate 20 March 1965. See Communist Behind SNNC Summer Miss. Black Belt Project" (2 copies).


Document 4: Cartoon Broadside - Communism and the dangers of integrated schools - miscegenation. (4 copies).


Document 5: Booklet. The White Patriot (published by the Americans for the Preservation of the White Race in Jackson, MS).


Document 6: issue of New South (Winter 1968)

Box 1, Folder 5: Notes


Document 1: AM. No date. No author. Re: prayers for successful operation.

Our Prayers are with you for a successful operation and speedy recovery. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding.


Document 2: AM. No date. By Donald Byrd.

Good luck to all of you and may God bless you. You're all wonderful people. Come to see us. I'll always [last word underlined several times] be with you.

Sincerely Yours,
Donald Byrd