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Inventory of the Race Relations Collection (MUM00377)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00377/
Collector:
University of Mississippi
Title:
Race Relations Collection
Inclusive Dates:
1885-1894,
1937-2004,
undated
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Printed material and manuscripts that document race relations, civil rights, black power, white supremacist groups, and multiculturalism in the United States, particularly in Mississippi and at the University of Mississippi. Includes information about the enrollment of James Meredith at Ole Miss, as well as other documents related to the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
Quantity:
5.48 cubic ft.
Number:
MUM00377
Location:
D-14
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library, Archives & Special Collections
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:
Race Relations Collection (MUM00377). Archives & Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

 Collection Outline
Oxford & University.
Mississippi.
Non-Mississippi.
Oversize.

Biographical/Historical Sketch
From slavery and Reconstruction to Jim Crow, from the civil rights movement to the present day, Mississippi has been a focal point in the history of American race relations. The disenfranchisement of African Americans in Mississippi and other states in the American South consistently met with resistance. Throughout the Jim Crow era, a small group of black citizens waged campaigns against lynching, electoral disenfranchisement, and segregation in education and public accommodations. These efforts grew following World War II, when large numbers of returning black veterans joined the movement to win at home the liberty they had defended overseas. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision ending de jure segregation in public schools touched off a wave of pro-and anti-integration activism. Groups such as the Citizens' Council formed and spread across the South to fight for the preservation of segregation, while in 1960 a sit-in movement led by black college students was born, using non-violent direct action to accelerate the implementation of civil rights. The town of Oxford, Mississippi, and The University of Mississippi played an important role in this history when the era of integration in Mississippi began in 1962 with the enrollment of James H. Meredith, the University's first African American student.
In the early 1960s, civil rights groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Southern Christian Leadership Council began massive efforts across the South to win voting rights, eventually leading to the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The struggle to implement the Brown decision, as well as these newly-enacted laws, continued well into the late 1960s and 1970s, with the election of black representatives and widespread desegregation of public schools. The federal government's anti-poverty programs created opportunities for addressing the poverty affecting much of the black community, providing funding for Head Start and economic development. In the late 1960s, the Black Power movement arose in cities north and south among young African Americans frustrated by the slow pace of change. While the civil rights movement led to significant transformations in race relations, opponents of civil rights have continued to make their voices heard. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s and up to the present day, there continue to be debates over issues such as affirmative action, public school funding, reparations for slavery, black nationalism, white supremacy, welfare and government relief programs, and multiculturalism.

Scope and Content Note
The Race Relations Collection consists of printed material and manuscripts that document race relations, civil rights, black power, white supremacist groups, and multiculturalism throughout the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present day. The bulk of material focuses on The University of Mississippi and the state of Mississippi from the 1950s to 1980s. Formats represented in the collection include newspapers, newsletters, broadsides, reports, memoranda, pamphlets, publications, articles, reprints, programs, and ephemera. In addition, there are a limited number of manuscripts and letters.
Box 1 contains material from 1956 to 1989 documenting race relations in Oxford and at The University of Mississippi. Topics covered include pro-and anti-integration viewpoints, the enrollment of James Meredith, black student demonstrations, the Black Student Union, and segregation in fraternities and sororities.
Boxes 2, 3, and 9 cover race relations and civil rights in the state of Mississippi from 1948 to 1988, plus three items from 1885, 1894, and 1937. Topics and organizations covered include Senator James O. Eastland, Friends of Segregated Public Schools, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Emmett Till, Judge Thomas P. Brady, Clennon King, Governor John Bell Williams, Byron de la Beckwith, the Republican Party of Mississippi, Mississippi Action for Community Education, private academies, and other subjects related to integration. In addition to these printed materials, there are two nineteenth-century manuscripts, an 1885 manuscript of a poem by N. H. Ensley of Alcorn College and an 1894 letter discussing Ida B. Wells, and a set of postcards featuring African American images from 1937.
Boxes 4 and 5 contain materials from 1948 to 1995 addressing civil rights, race and religion, anti-communism, black power, and integration across the country, with an emphasis on southern states. Organizations represented include the Citizens' Council of Memphis, the Southern National Party, the Republic of New Africa, the Southern Regional Council, and civil rights groups in South Carolina and Tennessee.
Boxes 6, 7, and 8 contain oversize materials that pertain to race relations at The University of Mississippi, in the state of Mississippi, and other parts of the country from 1952 to 1994. Box 6 consists of broadsides, posters, and newspapers related to various organizations, including copies of the Confederate Underground from the 1990s. Boxes 7 and 8 contain a range of local and regional newspapers, most published by groups dedicated to civil rights, white power, or southern nationalism.

Arrangement
The collection is divided into four parts:
Local-Oxford/University (Box 1)
State (Boxes 2-3, 9)
Non-Mississippi (Boxes 4-5)
Oversize (Boxes 6-8)
The majority of items are arranged in rough chronological order.

Restrictions
Copyright Restrictions
This collection is protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Index Terms
African Americans -- Civil rights
Civil rights demonstrations
Civil rights movements -- History
Meredith, James
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Oxford (Miss.)
Race relations
School integration
University of Mississippi -- History
White supremacy movements

Collection History
Provenance
Items in this collection were acquired and organized circa 1976. In 1995, material from the Knox Collection (79-1), housed in the Department of Archives and Special Collections at The University of Mississippi, was added to this collection. Additional material continues to be added by Archives staff.

Container List

Oxford & University.
b1f1
List of pro-integration books purchased by University of Mississippi library. 23 August 1956.
 
Newspapers and newsclippings.
b1f2
The Nigble Papers. 17 February 1866 [sic]. 2 copies.
b1f2
The Nigble Papers. 17 February 1956. 2 copies.
b1f2
The Nigble Papers. 18 May 1956.
b1f2
Misc. pages and mimeograph letter from "Critic" to "Dear Editor [Daily Mississippian]". undated.
b1f3
Mississippi Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 125 invoking the doctrine of interposition. March 1956.
b1f4
William Strickland's military pass for University. 5 October 1962.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 93-31.)
b1f5
The Ole Miss Coloring Book. circa 1962.
Scope Note: (2 copies previously accessioned as 00-201 and 88-73.)
b1f6
University of Mississippi Liberty Bulletin. Fall 1962. 5 copies.
b1f7
The Ru Anthem. 15 May 1963. 2 copies.
 
Memoranda.
Scope Note: (These items previously accessioned as 00-442.)
b1f8
J. D. Williams to Faculty, Staff and Students of the University of Mississippi, re: enrollment of James Meredith. 30 January 1963.
b1f8
J. D. Williams to Faculty Staff and Students of the University of Mississippi, re: atmosphere on campus. 25 February 1963.
b1f9
Mississippi Summer Project running summary of incidents. circa 1964.
 
The Rebel Underground.
b1f10
The Rebel Underground inventory of issues.
Scope Note: (Items below previously accessioned as 90-46.)
b1f11
Volume 1, No. 2.
b1f11
Volume 2, No. 4. 2 copies.
b1f11
Volume 3, No. 1. 2 copies.
b1f11
Volume 3, No. 2.
b1f11
Volume 13, No. 3.
b1f12
Volume 1, No. 1. 5 copies.
b1f12
Volume 1, No. 2. 2 copies.
b1f12
Volume 1, No. 3.
b1f12
Volume 1, No. 4.
b1f12
Volume 1, No. 5.
b1f12
Volume 2, No. 4. 3 copies.
b1f12
Volume 2, No. 7.
b1f12
Volume 3, No. 1. 9 copies.
b1f12
Volume 3, No. 2. 7 copies.
b1f12
Volume 3, No. 4. 7 copies.
b1f12
Volume 3, No. 5. 4 copies.
b1f12
Volume 3, No. 6. 2 copies.
b1f12
Volume 13, No. 3. 7 copies.
b1f12
February 12, 1962.
b1f12
January 1963. 3 copies.
b1f12
April 20, 1964. 4 copies.
b1f12
November 1965. 2 copies.
b1f13
Reprint of article from Commercial Appeal, "Voice from Pulpit Probes Conscience of Mississippi" re: Duncan Gray, Jr.. 8 October 1962.
 
descant.
b1f14
descant, Volume 1, No. 1. 30 April 1968.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 95-14.)
b1f15
descant, Volume 1, No. 2. 6 May 1968.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 95-14.)
b1f16
descant, Volume 1, No. 3. 13 May 1968.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 95-14.)
b1f17
Memorandum from Porter Fortune to University of Mississippi Faculty, Staff and Students re: Black Student demonstration. 2 March 1970.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 00-441.)
b1f18
Untitled University of Mississippi African-American student publication. November 1970 and December 1970. 2 copies.
b1f19
Soul Force, Volume 1, No __. 1970.
b1f20
The Ole Missy, Volume 1, No. 1. April Fool's 1970. 2 copies.
b1f21
Broadside from white University of Mississippi students to African-American students requesting a forum. c. 1970.
b1f22
The Monday Report, Chancellor's response to issues raised by the Black Student Union. April 1983.
Scope Note: (This item was previously accessioned as 00-189.)
b1f23
Broadside regarding segregation and the University of Mississippi greek system. circa 1988.
b1f24
The Civil Rights Movement and the Law program. 31 March-2 April 1989.
 
Louis Farrakhan broadsides.
b1f25
a. Check 'Dis Out.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 94-69.)
b1f25
b. Attention to the Black Woman.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 94-70.)
b1f25
c. In the Name....
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 94-32.)
b1f25
d. Advancement Through Knowledge of Self.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 94-32.)
b1f25
e. Video Night.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 95-32.)
b1f26
Racist ephemera from University of Mississippi. undated.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 00-420.)
b1f27
Strategy for the Students at Oxford broadside. undated.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 00-200.)
b1f28
National Association for the Advancement of Pore White Trash letterhead. undated.
b1f29
List of books purchased by the Stokes-Phelps Fund for the University of Mississippi library. 1956.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 00-760.)
b1f30
Program commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Admission of Black Students to UM. 1982. 2 copies.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 00-175.)
b1f31
Program from Black History Week. 1977.
b1f32
Wisconsin Alumnus with article on Jim Silver and integration of University of Mississippi. April 1964.
b1f33
Proceedings from Law Symposium regarding the 20th Anniversary of the Admission of African-American students. March 1983.
b1f34
Soul Force (Oxford, Mississippi). 9 December 1971.
b1f35
"Integration at Ole Miss," Ebony. May 1966.

Mississippi.
 
James O. Eastland material.
Scope Note: (These items previously accessioned as 00-342.)
b2f1
a. "The Barter of Our Heritage". 9 February 1948.
b2f1
b. "The Miracle of Water". 22 April 1954.
b2f1
c. "The Supreme Court, Segregation and the South". 27 May 1954.
b2f1
d. Flyer from NAACP quoting Eastland. 12 August 1955. 3 copies.
b2f1
e. "The Supreme Court's 'Modern Scientific Authorities' in the Segregation Cases". 26 May 1955. 2 copies.
b2f1
f. News and Views ("Wolf Pack is Now After Eastland"). April 1956.
b2f1
g. Pamphlet, "James O. Eastland for U. S. Senator". 1966.
b2f1
h. T. L. S. James O. Eastland to "Dear Educator". 31 October 1966.
b2f1
i. Pamphlet, "Re-elect Senator Jim Eastland". undated.
b2f1
j. Broadside "Special Note to All MBA Members". undated.
b2f1
k. Eastland Report. c.1973-1974. 5 issues.
b2f1
l. "Let's Look at 'Big Jim's' Record". undated.
b2f2
Dr. Albert Sidney Johnson, "The Confederate Cause Yesterday and Today". 1951.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 00-220.)
 
The Eagle Eye (Jackson, Mississippi).
b2f3
18 September 1954. 3 copies.
b2f3
25 September 1954.
b2f3
2 October 1954. 4 copies.
b2f3
16 October 1954. 11 copies.
b2f3
31 March 1956.
b2f3
T. L. (carbon) J. S. Hartin to Arrington W. High re: Eagle Eye. 6 November 1954.
b2f4
Various material from Friends of Segregated Public Schools, Wiggins, Mississippi. circa 1954.
b2f5
"M is for Mississippi and Murder," published by the N. A. A. C. P. with T. N. S. from Roy Wilkins, president of the NAACP. 1955. 2 copies.
b2f6
T. L. S. (xerography) Crane Wilbur to Sam and Dave re: movie about Emmett Till. 2 July 1956.
b2f7
Report to the People: A Summary of Articles Written by New England Editors after a Tour of Mississippi. circa 1956. 2 copies-see also catalogued copy.
b2f8
Pamphlet, Judge Tom P. Brady, "Segregation and the South". 4 October 1957.
b2f9
"A Positive Program for the South," compilation of editorial by J. Oliver Emmerich. 1957.
b2f10
Resolution from American Legion Post No. 63, Macon, Mississippi regarding racial integration of Veterans Hospitals. 1957.
b2f11
Report from the House of Representatives, Subcommittee No. 5 of the Committee on the Judiciary, regarding civil rights. 1957.
b2f12
Clennon King, "I Speak as a Southern Negro," reprinted from the American Mercury. January 1958. 2 copies.
b2f13
Pamphlet, John Bell Williams "Interposition: the Neglected Weapon". 23 April 1959.
b2f14
Hazel Brannon Smith, "A Plea for Tolerance-The High Wall Around Mississippi-It Must Not be Built". 29 October 1959. reprint of article; folio cut.
 
Byron de la Beckwith material.
b2f15
a. Subscription form for The Southern Review and campaign contribution form. undated.
b2f15
b. T. L. S. Byron de la Beckwith re: contributions to legal fund. undated.
b2f15
c. T. L. S. (mimeograph) Byron de la Beckwith to "Dear Fellow Episcopalian". 10 April 1959.
b2f15
d. T. L. S. T. A. Barrentine and J. T. Thomas, White Citizens' Legal Fund, to "Dear Friend". undated.
b2f15
e. Open letter from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Housewife to Jackson Police and the FBI, re: assassination of Medgar Evers. 12 June 1963.
 
Republican Party of Mississippi pamphlets.
Scope Note: (These items previously accessioned as 00-314.)
b2f16
a. Platform. 11 June 1960.
b2f16
b. Platform. 30 May 1964.
b2f16
c. Prentiss Walker report from Washington. undated.
b2f17
"A Southern Observance," parody of Ross Barnett. circa 1962.
b2f18
Dan Smoot Report, with article on "The Mississippi Tragedy". 8 October 1962.
b2f19
Richard Rubin, A State in Agony: Three Views of Integration at the University of Mississippi, 1961-1962, Senior Thesis, University of Pennsylvania. 1988.
Scope Note: (This item previously accessioned as 91-92.)
b2f20
Soldiers of America broadside. circa 1962.
b2f21
Report on Mississippi by the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights. January 1963.
b2f22
Mississippians Unite! broadside. circa 1963.
b2f23
"Oxford, U. S. A.," advertisement for showing of film. 24 April, [1963]26 & 27 April, [1963].
b2f24
Ode to Medgar Evers. c. 1963.
 
The Rebel Underground (Millsaps Division).
b2f25
Volume 1, No. 1. 2 copies.
b2f25
Volume 1, No. 2.
b2f26
Calvin Trillin, "Letter from Jackson," New Yorker. 29 August 1964. 2 copies.
b2f27
Look, with article "Mississippi: The Attack on Bigotry". 8 September 1964.
b2f28
Mississippi Freedom Candidate biographies. c. 1964.
b2f29
Dan Smoot Report, with article "Civil Rights or Civil Wars". 22 February 1965.
b3f1
N. A. A. C. P. in Mississippi material.
 
Various racist newsletters. 1965-1969.
b3f2
a. Delta Discussion.
b3f2
b. Nocturnal Messenger.
b3f2
c. Truth Bulletin.
b3f3
Miscellaneous material from the Christian Conservative Communique, Jackson, Mississippi. 1966.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 92-38.)
b3f4
Sidney Goldstein, "A Footnote on Mississippi," reprint of article from Negro Educational Review. 1966.
b3f5
Broadside for conservative rally, Pearl High School. 2 June 1968.
b3f6
Miscellaneous material from Americans for the Preservation of the White Race. circa 1968.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 92-38.)
b3f7
Text of televised John Bell Williams speech regarding Jackson State University riot. 4 June 1970.
 
Ephemera.
b3f8
a. Charles Evers for Senator bumper stickers. 2.
b3f8
b. Ross with Ross [Barnett] bumper sticker.
b3f8
c. Roll with Ross pin. undated.
 
State Sovereignty Commission.
b3f9
a. Pamphlet. undated.
b3f9
b. Pamphlet "Russia, Communism and Race". undated.
 
Miscellaneous flyers.
b3f10
a. "The Black Star Spangled Banner". undated.
b3f10
b. "The South Will Rise Again". undated.
b3f10
c. N. A. A. C. P. application. undated.
b3f11
Anti-integration attack on liberal ministers from C. D. Smith, Dumas, Mississippi. undated.
b3f12
Mississippi Action for Community Education (MACE) xerographies of pamphlet and typed reports. n. d..
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 00-621.)
b3f13
Sons of Confederate Veterans pamphlet. undated.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 00-240.)
b3f14
"Freedom on My Mind," script for 90 minute documentary on Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964. undated.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 90-64.)
b3f15
Jimmy Swan for Governor pamphlet. undated.
b3f16
"School Tomorrow," pamphlet advertising Pillow Academy, Greenwood, Mississippi. undated.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 00-041.)
b3f17
Broadside for International Committee Against Racism meeting. August 1, no year.
b3f18
Broadside "Wake Up Mississippi," regarding integration. undated.
b3f19
Excerpts from a speech by George Evans, Meridian College regarding integration. undated.
b3f20
Broadside from Parents for Segregation. undated.
b3f21
Broadside advertising The Petal Paper (parody). undated.
b3f22
Miscellaneous.
b3f23
Municipal Minutes, City of Greenwood, Leflore County. 29 May 1956.
b3f24
Jackson Veterans Administration Hospital Integration. 9 August 1956.
b3f25
This is ICS. undated.
b3f26
Southern Conference Educational Fund, Jackson, Mississippi. 28 February 1972.
b3f27
"Mississippi... Old and New," from the Southern Conference Educational Fund. circa 1971.
b3f28
Mississippi Newsletter, from Freedom Information Service. 8 November 1968.
b3f29
Handbill from Black Mississippi's Council on Higher Education.
b3f30
The Petal Papers, editorial reprints. undated.
b3f31
Negro Population statistics, Mississippi. undated.
b3f32
Mademoiselle with article "Mississippi: Teaching in a Freedom School". 1964.
b3f33
The Southeastern Librarian (Summer 1965) with article "Freedom Libraries of the Mississippi Summer Project".
b3f34
Newsweek with article "Letters from Mississippi". 31 May 1965.
b3f35
Newsweek with article "Mississippi, Summer 1964". 13 July 1964.
b3f36
Mississippi Eyewitness re: civil rights murder of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner. c. 1964.
b3f37
Ladies Home Journal, featuring "The Little Professor of Piney Woods". January 1964.
b3f38
"The Negro and Current Affairs," roundtable hosted by Department of Social Services, Mississippi Negro Training School. 4 November 1940.
b3f39
Press Release for M.G. Lowman r.e: Delta Ministry. 13 July 1965.
b3f40
Typed Broadside. "Black People Boycott Mississippi!!!!" [insert in Mississppi Freedom Democratic Party newsletter]. April 5, 1968.
b3f41
Typed Manuscript. "Attitudes of Some of Our Leading Mississippians Toward Negro Education 1938".
b3f42
Broadside. "Is Emmett Till Alive?" (Chicago: American Anti-Communist Militia).
b9f1
"Dick Gregory and His Mississippi Airlift" The Realist 58. April 1965.
 
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Material.
b9f2
(1). Typed copy broadside. "Fact Sheet for Mississippi Congressional Challenge" Re: procedural steps to challenge seating in US Congress of Mississippi congressmen.
b9f2
(2). Mimeographed booklet stapled. "Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party". 5 pages.
Scope Note: First page contains a letter addressed to "Dear Michigan Friend of Freedom." Booklet addresses ways in which Michigan residents could assist the MFDP.
b9f2
(3). Mimeographed booklet stapled. "Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party". 26 pages.
Scope Note: Contemporary literature of the MFDP that contains history, statistics, and facts about the MFDP.
b9f3
Delmar Dennis, Photocopied broadside. "The John Birch Society Is Concerned".
Scope Note: Contains segment "Hear DELMAR DENNIS speak on 'This is The John Birch Society."
 
Republic of New Afrika.
b9f4
(1). Circulating typed letter signed. Imari Aububakari Obadele, I, president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika in Jackson, MS, Re: staffing when Obadele returns to jail; request for funds; recent conditions in Mississippi. 14 December 1976.
b9f4
(2). Circulating typed letter signed from Imari Abubakari Obadele, I, president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika in Jackson, MS, Re: pardon campaign for release of RNA-11 prisoners and organization of an RNA Support Committee. 15 December 1976. 2 pages.
 
The Mendenhall Ministries (TMM).
b9f5
Photocopied broadsheet. "Invest in the Future of a Child." Solicitation of funds for the Genesis One Christian School operated by The Mendenhall Ministries in Mendenhall, MS.
 
Lower Mississippi Delta Development Center.
b9f6
(1). LMDDC News 1. November 1995.
b9f6
(2). Typed manuscript. "Board of Directors Lower Mississippi Delta Development Center 1995". 3 pages.
b9f6
(3). Pamphlet. "African American Heritage Tourism in the Delta Region: Summary of Heritage Workshop Products". 3 copies.
b9f6
(4). Typed manuscript. "Briefing Package. Lower Mississippi Delta Initiatives. Phase I Heritage Study". January 1996. 3 sheets. 2 copies.
b9f6
(5). Typed manuscript. "Lower Mississippi Delta Symposium: 'Stories of the Delta'". 9 pages. 2 copies.
b9f6
(6). Typed manuscript. "Lower Mississippi Delta Symposium: 'Stories of the Delta'" Re: agenda and program. 3 pages. 2 copies.
 
Black Caucus of the Mississippi Library Association.
b9f7
Program. "Black Caucus of the Mississippi Library Association Eighth Annual Luncheon: 'Technological Changes in the 21st Century Library,'" Jackson, MS. 28 October 2000.
 
African Americana Postcards.
b9f8
(1). Postcards. Ten postcards with African American images mailed from Meridian, MS from August through October 1937 to a Mrs. Elizabeth Lambert and Mr. LeRoy Lambert of Zieglerville, PA.
Scope Note: On the verso six postcards is a serial story entitled "Sunny South" which required all six postcards laid side-by-side in order to read.
b9f8
(2). Postcards. Seven postcards with African American images.
Scope Note: No postmarks or writing on the verso.
 
Meridian Public Libraries Bookmark.
b9f9
Bookmark for Meridian Public Libraries which contains the addresses and hours for the Main Library and the "Colored Branch".
 
Reparations.
b9f10
Invitation by the Mississippi Humanities Council & Delta State University to attend the Judge William C. Keady Distinguished Lecture VI by Dr. Paul Finkelman entitled "'A Covenant with Death': The Proslavery Constitution and Its Implications for Reparations". February 10, 2003. Envelope.
 
Medgar Evers Lecture Series.
b9f11
(1). Program. "The Medgar Evers Lecture Series Inaugural Lecture". March 17, 2003. 7 copies.
b9f11
(2). Postcard/invitation to Medgar Evers Lecture Series. March 17, 2003.
b9f11
(3). "Manning Marable: First Medgar Evers Lecture Series March 17 at Millsaps" Mississippi History Newsletter 45 (March 2003): 1. 2003.
 
Memorial Services for Mississippi Martyrs.
b9f12
Program. "Memorial Services. In Tribute to Mississippi Martyrs and Deceased NAACP Members. 60th Annual Convention National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Friday, July 4, 1969. Jackson, Mississippi".
 
Mississippi Civil Rights Oral Histories.
b9f13
Postcard. "The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement: An Online Bibliography of Oral Histories." University of Southern Mississippi. 2000.
 
Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman.
b9f14
Program. "Waiting for Justice." Re: memorial services for Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney on 22 June 2003 in Philadelphia, MS. 3 copies.
 
"Unsettling Memories" Conference.
b9f15
Postcard. Invitation to Jackson State University conference "Unsettling Memories: Culture and Trauma in the Deep South". June 16-21, 2004.
 
Medgar Wiley Evers Commemoration.
b9f16
Program. "Medgar Wiley Evers Forty-Year Commemoration. June 10, 2003 7:00 p.m. East Central Community College. Decatur, MS". 3 copies.
 
5th Annual Tougaloo History Conference.
b9f17
Program. "Tougaloo College. The Fifth Annual Tougaloo History Conference. Health Care in the African American Community Since the Civil Rights Conference". February 12-13, 2003.
 
Drew, MS Schoolhouse.
b9f18
Pamphlet. "The Little Red Schoolhouse: A Restoration Project," Holly Grove Community Development Corporation. 2003.
 
Southern Catalyst Network.
b9f19
Pamphlet. "Southern Catalyst Network: Countering Prejudice and Hate in the South". no date.
 
The Eagle Eye/The Woman's Voice.
b9f20
Typed, mimeographed newsletter. The Eagle Eye/The Woman's Voice: America's Greatest Newspaper Bombarding Segregation and Discrimination Vol. 11, No. 36. 20 August 1955.
Scope Note: Printed in Jackson, MS. Re: gubenatorial campaign in MS; murder of Lormant Smith in Brookhaven, MS; Citizens' Councils; T.R.M. Howard of Mound Bayou elected president of the National Negro Medical Association; "negro womanhood."
 
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum.
b9f21
Pamphlet. "Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum: Cultural Center of African American History" (Holly Springs, MS).
 
Contemporary Letter Discussing Ida B. Wells.
b9f22
Handwritten letter signed. L.S. Bradley of Shelby, MS to Ross L. King of Syracuse, NY, Re: lynchings; negative characterizations of Ida B. Wells; cotton; diamondback hide and deer horns. 19 September 1894. Envelope.
 
N.H. Ensley Poem.
b9f23
Handwritten manuscript of a poem by N.H. Ensley of Alcorn College. June 1st, 1885.
Scope Note: The first line reads "I was a three-fold slave."
 
Wanted: Eulogies for a Martyr.
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Broadside. "Wanted: Eulogies for a Martyr" (NY: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Re: murder of Medgar Evers. c.1963.
 
Small archive of Civil Rights material, with several Mississippi-related items.
b9f25
(1). Pamphlet. "Integration Movement at Work: Marks, Winona, Grenada, Cleveland, Ruleville, Drew, Canton, Somerville, Fitzgerald, Selma-How Operation Freedom Helps," Cincinnati, OH: Operation Freedom. 1968.
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(2). Pamphlet. "A Straigtforward Letter from Norman Thomas to You and Other People Who Want to Do Something about Racial Justice," Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality. c.1967.
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(3). Handwritten, typed, and mimeographed broadside. "Black Out Downtown Canton," Canton, MS, Re: African American response to Canton riot during 1966 Meredith March. 1966.
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(4). Typed manuscript. "Brutality in Jackson -- June 18, 1965." Re: arrest and brutality against civil rights marchers in Jackson, MS. 1965. 4 pages.
b9f25
(5). Marvin Rich, "Civil Rights Progress Out of the Spotlight" [reprint from The Reporter] Re: voter registrations, political workshops, self-help groups, welfare, and housing. 7 March 1968.
b9f25
(6). Typed, mimeographed manuscript. "Subsidies for the Wealthy -- July 1968." Re: farm subsidies for wealthy plantations in Sunflower County and elsewhere; Poor Peoples March on Washington. July 1968. 7 pages.
b9f25
(7). Typed, circular letter. Roy Wilkins, president of NAACP, to "Dear Friend." Re: mourning Martin Luther King, Jr.. 23 September 1968.
b9f25
(8). Pamphlet. "He Had a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968" (NAACP Special Contribution Fund).
b9f25
(9). Broadsheet. "Senator McGovern's Record on America's Minorities".
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(10). Newspaper clipping. "Dr. Spock Says: 'Vote Dick Gregory! for President'".
b9f25
(11). Typed, mimeographed newsletter. NFC News 2, Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union in Buffalo, NY. October 1967.

Non-Mississippi.
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Pamphlet: Thurman Sensing, "The Real Question About Integration," distributed by the Southern States Industrial Council, Nashville, Tennessee. c. 1954.
b4f2
Pamphlet: Here's Proof of the Red Pro-Negro Plot Against South & USA, distributed by the Grass Roots League, Inc., Charleston, South Carolina. circa 1954.
b4f3
Anti-integration broadsheet quoting Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, distributed by Marvin Mobley, Decatur Georgia. circa 1954.
b4f4
Broadside featuring Alfred E. Neuman (MAD Magazine) "Applicant for the Next Vacancy on the U. S. Supreme Court". undated.
b4f5
Typescript of article by Thomas Waring, "The Southern Case Against Desegregation," reprinted from Harper's Magazine. 1955.
b4f6
Reprint of article by Frank P. Graham, "The Need for Both Wisdom and Good Faith," Virginia Quarterly Review. 1955. 3 copies.
b4f7
The White Sentinel, St. Louis, Missouri. May, 1955May, October and November 1955.
b4f8
Broadsheet listing the subversive affiliations of Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. from Grass Roots League, Charleston, South Carolina. 1955.
 
Anti-N. A. A. C. P. material.
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a. Pamphlet: Communism and the NAACP, distributed by the Georgia Commission on Education, volumes 1 and 2. undated.
b4f9
b. Pamphlet: The NAACP Legislative Scoreboard. undated.
b4f9
c. Broadside "Join the NAACP Today". undated. 2 copies.
b4f9
d. Broadsheet "The Story of the NAACP". undated.
b4f10
Reprint from Congressional Record of speech by Hon. Paul H. Douglas, "The Southern Regional Council". 1957. 3 copies.
b4f11
Pamphlet: "Resolution Requesting the Impeachment of Six Members of the U. S. Supreme Court," distributed by the Georgia Commission on Education. 22 February 1957.
b4f12
Reprint from Human Events of article by Morley Cassidy, "The Most Explosive Race Problem is in the North". 9 November 1957.
 
Pamphlets on Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee.
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a. Report on Nashville. 1960.
b4f13
b. A Chronology of Negotiations Leading to Lunch Counter Desegregation in Knoxville, Tennessee. 1960.
b4f14
Southern Regional Council report on "Lunch Counter Desegregation in Corpus Christi, Galveston and San Antonio, Texas". 1960.
b4f15
Southern Regional Council report on "Toward a Solution of the Sit-In Controversy". 1960.
b4f16
Southern Regional Council report on "The Student Protest Movement". Winter 1960.
 
Material regarding Christianity and Race.
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a. "Bishops Speak on Race," The Methodist Review. January 1964. 4 copies.
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b. Social Action Newsletter. June 1960.
b4f18
Escambia County (South Carolina) primary ballot with white supremacy logo. 3 May 1960.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 86-6.)
b4f19
"Preliminary Report of Atrocities Committed Against Congolese Army Against White Population of Republic of the Congo," distributed by the Belgian Government Information Center. 1960.
b4f20
The Negro and Employment Opportunities in the South, published by the Southern Regional Council. 1961. 2 copies.
 
Works by Carleton Putnam.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 92-38.)
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a. Race and Reason: A Yankee View. 1961.
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b. "The Road to Reversal". 1962.
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c. Review of Race and Reason by Southern Regional Council. 1962.
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d. "These are the Guilty". 1963. 2 copies.
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e. Framework for Love: A Study in Racial Realities. 1964.
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f. "The Cause of the Race Crisis". 1975.
b4f21
g. "Recommended Reading". undated.
b4f21
h. Race: 11 Questions and 11 Answers. undated.
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i. Literary Offerings. undated.
b4f22
The Crusader of Florida. December 1962. 2 copies.
b4f23
Report from the Southern Regional Council on "The Challenge of Desegregation for the American Police Executive". 1962.
b4f24
"Freedom Bus" broadsheet. circa 1963. 2 copies.
b4f25
Robert Rankin, "The Impact of Civil Rights Upon Twentieth Century Federalism," issued by Department of Political Science, University of Illinois. 1963.
b4f26
The Crusader, published in Cuba with handwritten message on front "This leaflet being distributed by the SNCC and COFO workers among U. S. Negroes". May-June 1964.
b4f27
"A Conversation-Jobs, Machines and People," from the Southern Student Organizing Committee. 1964.
 
Miscellaneous periodicals with articles regarding race.
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a. The Reporter. 21 May 1964.
b4f28
b. Change (Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions). May 1965.
 
N. A. A. C. P. material.
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a. NAACP Christmas Seals with Cover letter. 1955.
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b. Reprint from Congressional Record of speech by Hon. Paul H. Douglas, "Is the NAACP Communist or Subversive". 1958.
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c. Reprint of article from Memphis Press Scimitar, "1963 Seen as Deadline for Racial Settlement". 18 May 1959.
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d. The Crisis. August-September 1965.
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e. Pamphlet, "The Truth versus Ugly Lies about the NAACP". undated.
b4f29
f. Pamphlet, "7 Steps to Political Freedom". undated.
b4f29
g. Pamphlet, "We Never Claimed it to be Authentic". undated. 2 copies.
b4f29
h. Pamphlet "The Church and Voter Registration". undated.
b4f30
Form letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. soliciting support for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. November 1965.
b4f31
Miscellaneous clipping regarding race. 1966.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 87-10.)
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Press release from Voter Education Project, Southern Regional Council, "What Happened in the South". 1966.
b4f33
Report from the Sam Adams Committee of Public Safety, Chicago. circa 1966.
b4f34
Pamphlet from the Racial Preservation Society. circa 1966.
b4f35
Broadside from Student Coordinating Committee "Break the Chains". circa 1969.
b5f1
Clippings/reprints of article regarding Southern National Party and other nationalist groups. 1970s.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
b5f2
Hunger U. S. A. Revisited: A Report by the Citizens' Board of Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States, published by the Southern Regional Council. circa 1970.
b5f3
Material regarding the Republic of New Africa. 1972.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 87-21.)
 
Greater Memphis Citizens Council newsletter The New Order.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
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Volume 1, No. 1. November 1, 1974.
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Volume 1, No. 2. December 1, 1974.
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Volume 1, No. 3. January 1, 1975.
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Volume 1, No. 5. February 15, 1975.
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Volume 1, No. 6. March 7, 1975.
b5f5
Black History Playing Card Deck. 1977.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 91-30.)
 
Nationalist Party publications distributed by the Southern National Party.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
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a. The Raven's Call, Alaskans for Independence. November 1978 and February 1979.
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b. English National Party Policy. undated.
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c. National Vanguard. March 1979.
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d. Front Line (Australia and New Zealand). December 1978.
b5f7
Southern National Party Question and Answer Sheets. circa 1979.
b5f8
The South Forever!: A Compilation of Four Speeches on the Subject of Southern Nationalism, by Elmore Douglass Greaves and Robert E. Lee McCampbell. 1979. 2 copies.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
b5f9
Southern National Party Political Questionnaire. 1979.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
b5f10
Southern National Party application. 1979.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
b5f11
Southern National Party correspondence. 1980-1984.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
b5f12
Aim 4 Peace and Harmony (Chicago). Winter 1982.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 93-92.)
b5f13
Publicity brochure for Don't Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation about African-Americans, coming in 1995. 2 copies.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 95-19.)
b5f14
Advertise/order card for Forced School Integration, by Martin Brooks Norfleet. undated.
b5f15
Poem regarding Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus and Little Rock Central High School desegregation. undated.
b5f16
Broadside regarding Negro Race Repatriation Movement. undated.
b5f17
T. L. S. from Chairman of Southern States Conference of Union People, Chattanooga, Tennessee to "Southern People". undated.
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Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 28 News and order form from Ruffin Flag Company. undated.
b5f19
T. L. (copy) from Freedom Fund, Inc., for Clinton, Tennessee to "To Whom It May Concern". undated.
b5f20
"The Rebel Yell," poem distributed by the Southern National Party. undated.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 79-30.)
b5f21
"The Call to Preserve the White Race, As Patrick Henry Would Deliver it (if he were alive today)" broadsheet. undated.
b5f22
Membership form for the National States' Rights Party. undated.
b5f23
Book advertisement for Herman Talmadge's You and Segregation. undated.
b5f24
Civil Disorders, U. S. A.: Reports and Recommendations, distributed by the Church in Metropolis, New York, New York. undated.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 00-634.)
b5f25
Broadsheet regarding the Emancipation Proclamation and colonization of freedmen. undated.
b5f26
Book advertisement for Stuart O. Landry's The Cult of Equality. undated.
b5f27
List of sponsors of Selma Civil Rights protest with message not to patronize sponsors. undated.
b5f28
Reprints of article regarding race. undated.
 
Miscellaneous.
b5f29
a. A. C. S. with political cartoon on front. 1967.
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b. Bumper sticker "Federal Aid Hell... It's Out Money,". undated.
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c. "Work for Peace" button. undated.
b5f30
Committee of One Million Caucasians newsletter, College Park, Georgia. 1964.
b5f31
"A Positive Program for the South," McComb Enterprise-Journal. December 1957.
b5f32
"A Speck in the Sugar," brief essay. undated.
b5f33
American Visions featuring Martin Luther King, Jr.. 1986.
b5f34
Negro History Bulletin. October 1948.

Oversize.
b6f1
Broadside: Mississippians for the Amendments. undated. 3 copies.
b6f2
Broadside: Southern States Conference of Union People regarding the AFL-CIO. undated.
b6f3
Broadside from N. A. A. C. P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 1962.
b6f4
Poster for G. Ray Kerciu exhibit. 31 March-21 April [1963].
b6f5
Broadsheet bearing the Bill of Rights and Racial Platform of the Communist Party. 1928.
b6f6
"Communique from the Mississippi Front," by John Hebers, New York Times Magazine. 8 November 1964.
b6f7
Reproduction of Mississippi Free Press. 16 December 1961.
b6f8
Reprint of article from New York Journal American. 27 May 1961.
b6f9
Article from Look magazine, "The South versus the Supreme Court". 3 April 1956.
b6f10
Reprint of article regarding Hodding Carter. 7 December 1961.
b6f11
Reprint of article "Being Married to a Negro is...," from Denver Post. 8 March 1962.
b6f12
Highlander Folk School newspaper. undated.
b6f13
Chronicle of Higher Education with article "Ole Times There Are Not Forgotten," regarding Dixie and Rebel Flag controversy at University of Mississippi. 20 October 1993.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 93-115.)
b6f14
Confederate Underground. Fall, Winter 1994.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 94-8.)
b6f15
Broadside: Covering the South: Media and the Civil Rights, University of Mississippi. 3-5 April 1987.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned as 93-54.)
b6f16
Broadside: NAACP Mass Meeting to discuss Emmett Till. 25 September 1955.
b6f17
Broadside: The Jackson Movement (boycott). undated.
b6f18
Broadside: Fannie Lou Hamer. 1973.
 
The Petal Paper.
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25 April 1957.
b7f1
9 May 1957.
b7f1
30 May 1957.
b7f1
20 June 1957.
b7f1
4 July 1957.
 
The Petal Paper.
Scope Note: (Previously accessioned 00-01.)
b7f2
11 June 1959.
b7f2
25 June 1959.
b7f2
30 July 1959.
b7f2
20 August 1959.
b7f2
27 August 1959.
b7f2
3 September 1959.
b7f2
1 October 1959.
b7f2
8 October 1959.
b7f2
9 October 1959.
b7f2
15 October 1959.
b7f2
22 October 1959.
 
Kudzu.
b7f3
12 November 1968.
b7f3
17 December 1968.
b7f3
18 March 1969.
b7f3
October 1970.
 
Mississippi Free Press.
b7f4
18 August 1962.
b7f4
14 March 1964.
b7f4
21 March 1964.
b7f4
9 May 1964.
b7f4
16 May 1964.
 
Daily Mississippian.
b7f5
5 October 1962.
b7f5
17 October 1962.
b7f5
18 October 1962.
b7f5
11 April 1963.
b7f5
12 April 1963.
b7f5
5 December 1963.
b7f5
22 March 1966.
b7f5
24 March 1966.
b7f5
22 April 1966.
b7f6
New Statesman. 5 October 1962.
 
The Gulf Coast Gazette.
b7f7
10 October 1962.
b7f7
17 October 1962.
b7f8
The Southern Patriot. December 1962January 1963.
b7f9
Incar Arrow (International Committee Against Racism). Summer 1979.
b7f10
The American Patriot (Natchez). September 1965February 1966.
b7f11
Instauration (Viewpoint of the Majority Student). Fall 1973.
 
White Power.
b7f12
August 1972.
b7f12
1973.
b7f12
November 1974.
b7f12
December 1975.
b7f12
December 1977. 2 copies.
b7f12
February 1978.
b7f12
March 1978.
b7f12
September-October 1978.
b7f13
The George Wallace Album (from the Southern Review). circa 1967.
b7f14
The Southern Review. January 1965 and January 1969.
b7f15
Battle Ax N. E. W. S. October 1977.
b7f16
Attack. May 1974.
b7f17
The Virginian. December 1955 and January 1956.
 
Thunderbolt (Georgia).
b7f18
#186. 25 April 1975.
b7f18
September 1976.
b7f18
#198.
b7f18
#210. October 1976.
b7f18
December 1976.
 
Thunderbolt.
b7f19
#213. January 1977.
b7f19
#216. April 1977.
b7f19
#221. September 1977.
b7f19
#224. December 1977.
b7f19
#225. January 1978.
 
Thunderbolt.
b7f20
#226. February 1978.
b7f20
#227. March 1978.
b7f20
#228. April 1978. 2 copies.
b7f20
#230. June 1978.
 
Thunderbolt.
b7f21
#231. July 1978.
b7f21
#232. August 1978.
b7f21
#235. November 1978.
b7f21
#237. January 1979.
 
Commercial Appeal (Memphis).
b8
17 January 1963.
b8
18 March 1966.
 
Southern Review.
b8
15 September 1965.
b8
1 January 1966.
b8
20 April 1966. 4 copies.
b8
Petal Paper. 14 June 1956.
 
Jackson Daily News.
b8
3 October 1962.
b8
4 October 1962.
b8
5 October 1962.
b8
6 October 1962.
b8
30 January 1963.
 
Oxford Eagle.
b8
23 June 1964.
b8
24 March 1966.
b8
New York Times. 30 September 1962.
b8
East Tennessee Reporter. 15 February 1957.
b8
Jackson Clarion Ledger. 15 September 1964.
b8
Liberty House News. November 1971.
b8
Jackson Advocate. February 26-March 5, 1981.
b8
Unity. 17-30 November 1978.
b8
New York Times Magazine. 5 July 1964 and 8 November 1964.
b8
Ebony. May 1956.
b8
Look. 24 January 1956.
b8
Ebony. November 1952.
b8
Saturday Evening Post. 26 January 1963.