Mt. Beulah Funds Donated to SNCC

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1965
Creator(s) 
Unknown (author)
Container 
Date 
Tue, 09/07/1965
Doc # 
1C/S03.23
Abstract 

The author reports that the investigators of the Head Start Program in Edwards, Mississippi found that two officials were connected to civil rights activity and efforts to unseat the Mississippi congressional delegation. The investigation concluded that the program's fiscal officer had paid the fines of persons arrested during civil rights demonstrations out of the program's petty cash fund, while the assistant to the Head Start administrator had suggested a plan to use Title Six of the Civil Rights Act to cut off federal funding to the state. Senator John Stennis planned to present these and other findings to the Senate Appropriations Committee the following week. Among the investigation's other findings was that Mary Holmes Junior College, the sponsoring agency for the local Head Start program, had funneled federal funds to civil rights organizations.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of newspaper article; source determined based on hand-written notation "JD" next to date near article's title; located in PLT Archive Folder "Delta Ministry (Div. of Nat'l Churches) pro, anti-literature"; part of "Exhibit C- Questionable morals at Southern Christian Institute near Edwards, Mississippi (Mt. Beulah)" (1C/S03.14).

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