William F. Ryan to Fannie Lou Hamer

Type 
Letter
Year 
1966
Creator(s) 
Date 
Wed, 09/14/1966
Doc # 
1FH03.16
Abstract 

In this memorandum to civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Congressman William F. Ryan of New York attaches a letter that he had sent to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the integration of schools in Mississippi on September 14, 1966. In his letter to Nicholas Katzenbach of the Justice Department, Ryan requested that a restraining order be issued on behalf of African-American families whose children would be attending formerly all-white schools in Ruleville, Indianola, and Moorhead, Mississippi, during school desegregation processes there. Additionally, Ryan requested that federal marshals intervene to protect these children and their familes because local police refused to ensure security.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of typewritten letter and memorandum; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconsin Papers: Hamer". 

Rights 
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