Mississippi Leader Charges Justice Department with Bowing to Eastland Demands, Scores Congress in Powell Ouster

1965 - 1968
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In this press release, the author announces that prominent civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer accused the Justice Department of obeying Senator James Eastland's command not to assign federal voting officials to his home county of Sunflower, Mississippi.  Representing the demands of members of the United States' African American population, Hamer demanded that Congress investigate the Mississippi seating delegation to assuage her claims of racial injustice.  According to Hamer and other activists, the seating delegation was ilegal, and fifteen thousand pages of evidence from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) could prove it.  In her statement, Hamer also cexpressed grave concern over the the still-present violence against African Americans in the South.

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Document Description: two-page photocopy of document; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconsin Papers: Hamer"; The year noted in this doc entry is not mentioned in the document, the year or range of years for its publication was determined based on research of its content.

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