Native Mississippian to William H. Barbour

Type 
Letter
Year 
1996
Creator(s) 
Unknown (author)
Date 
Thu, 05/16/1996
Doc # 
1EKI04.04
Abstract 

This letter is addressed to Judge William H. Barbour, requesting that the names of civil rights activists gathered by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission in the 1960s be withheld from the public. The author gives a number of reasons for withholding such information, including the fact that the information was obtained illegally; the individuals would not be given sufficient warning that he information would be released; the public has limitations on its right to know; and the detriment to the individuals and families involved would be greater than the benefit to society.

Additional information 

Document Description: two-page photocopy of typewritten letter; located in PLT Archive folder "Ed King Sovereignty Commission 1996"; Notations: "and to ACLU IM Board and Attorney General", "copies sent to: Payne/ACLU, Bowers/At. [...] Office, Ed King".

Rights 
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