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Robert F. Kennedy Civil Rights Letter

Identifier: M519
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An unsigned, one-page letter to U.S. Attorney General Robert F. “Bob” Kennedy from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It appears that a local white woman wrote the letter. The letter describes the Freedom Riders and other civil rights activists negatively and criticizes the federal government for interfering in the Southern way of life.

Dates: June 5, 1961

James O. Word Collection

Identifier: M456

The collection contains the correspondence of James O. Word, Business Agent of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Hattiesburg (Local Union No. 1575) in regards to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Dates: March-May 1963

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