Congress of Racial Equality. Jackson Parish Chapter (La.): Records, 1961-1965

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Title: Congress of Racial Equality. Jackson Parish Chapter (La.): Records
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1965

  • Congress of Racial Equality. Jackson Parish Chapter (La.)
Call Number: Mss 537

Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the CORE chapter active in Jonesboro and Jackson Parish, Louisiana, with a few fragmentary records from other parishes. Local activities included voter education and registration, in conjunction with the Progressive Voters League; Freedom Schools; community organization; and assistance with federal aid and projects. The collection contains reports of these activities--field reports from Jackson Parish, reports of staff and community meetings, and material on voter registration, including lists of registered and non-registered individuals. There is also a file concerning the desegregation of local restaurants, the swimming pool, and theater, reports of harassment and other incidents, and arrest records following demonstrations in Jonesboro. A record book contains records of the meetings of the WPWW group, apparently a women's church group, 1961-1963, and also the attendance record of “Freedom Meetings” held in 1965. Other CORE papers include address and contacts lists; correspondence, including petitions to the Attorney General of the United States; and drafts of program proposals.

Language: English

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