G. Dean Zimmermann to Governor Paul Johnson

Type 
Letter
Year 
1965
Creator(s) 
Date 
Sun, 01/24/1965
Doc # 
1C/S04.06
Abstract 

G. Dean Zimmerman of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) wrote this letter to Mississippi Governor Paul Johnson in January of 1965 regarding the burning of an African-American church in Rankin County, Mississippi. Zimmerman implored Johnson to orchestrate a full investigation of the church burning by the state marshall. Zimmerman cited Jack Berman, who did a brief examination and believed that arson had been the cause of the church's burning. Berman worked at the time for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Zimmerman finally expressed his suspicion that the arsonous act was connected to fallout from controversial voter registration drives conducted by the MFDP for African-Americans.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of typewritten letter; located in PLT Archive folder "COFO".

Rights 
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