Mississippi Faces Drive for Rights: 1,000 Students Expected to Work in the Project

Newspaper Article
Sun, 05/17/1964
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The author reports that the National Council of Churches (NCC), in conjunction with other civil rights organizations, planned to selectively recruit about 1,000 college students to participate in civil rights activism in Mississippi during the coming summer. Many of the students who were attracted to the project came from prestigious universities in the Northeast. Jonathan Stein, a Columbia student, observed to the author that these students had the obligation to contribute to society in exchange for their college educations. 45 law students were also to be sent as clerks for civil rights lawyers in anticipation of increased legal troubles associated with such a large group of activists entering the hostile environment of Mississippi. 

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Document Description: two-page photocopy of article; some highlighting; located in PLT Archive folder "COFO"; included as part of letter "Robert P. Moses to Julian Bond" 1C/S04.02a.

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