Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Records, 1962-1971

Summary Information

Title: Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Records
Inclusive Dates: 1962-1971

  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Call Number: Mss 586; Micro 788; PH 6705

Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box), 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 1 filmstrip (35 mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) from 1962 to 1971. The collection consists of manuscript and microfilmed documents illustrating the organization of the party, its two challenges and subsequent law suits, its voter registration and community organizing work, and Mississippi politics in general. Included are correspondence and printed mailings, statements, and press releases; legal documents; reports and general papers; the proceedings of the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention; election and registration materials; news clippings; newsletters; materials concerning related organizations; and copies of a masters' thesis and other term papers written about the MFDP by historian Leslie B. McLemore.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00586
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