Head Start Study Questions Variance in Rentals

Newspaper Article
Thu, 09/09/1965
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The author reports that investigators from the U.S. Senate discovered that officials of the controversial Head Start Program in Edwards, Mississippi had rented the same items for different prices in the same location. This finding accompanied several other discoveries of money mishandling found by Senate investigators, who conducted an on-site examination in Mississippi. The investigation resulted from accusations by Senator John Stennis that the program was mishandling its federal funds. The author somewhat disdainfully included literature geared toward African-American children who were beneficiaries of the program. The featured pamphlet featured a text with fractured, incorrect English. The preface to this pamphlet states, "By printing stories...in their own language, we hope to encourage them to love reading and hopefully to come to value the dirrentness of their race and culture."

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Document Description: one-page photocopy of two newspaper articles; 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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