Congress of Racial Equality. Louisiana, Sixth Congressional District: Records, 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

The records in this collection present a fragmented, incomplete picture of CORE activities in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District. A few scattered general mailings from the national and state offices are included, as well as printed memos and reports, and informational items sent as a kit to East and West Feliciana residents by the New Orleans Research Office. District CORE records consist of printed, typed, and handwritten material, illustrating the work of CORE volunteers, and the organization's cooperation with other groups. Among these were the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Capitol Voters League, Inc., East Feliciana Community Relief Fund, and federal poverty programs. Fragmentary records of the East and West Feliciana CORE chapters are also present, while other activities in the Sixth District are illustrated in the field reports of volunteers; parish scouting reports, made in preparation for the summer 1964 project; records of voter registration efforts; and Wats line reports, which cover only the state of Louisiana. Christine B. Wright, donor of the collection, also recorded CORE plans and preparations in her notebook. White opposition to CORE efforts is clearly shown in the files on the Citizens' Council of East Feliciana (a white segregationist group), incidents of harassment and arrests, and voter registration complaints.