COFO Civil Rights Group No Longer Exists in State

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1965
Creator(s) 
Date 
Sun, 12/12/1965
Doc # 
1C/S03.03
Abstract 

The author reports that the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) has disbanded in Mississippi due to lack of funding, diminished African-American support, and the loss of strong leaders. He reports that COFO is attempting to start a group titled the Freedom Information Service, and that the Freedom Democratic Party has taken COFO’s place as the primary organization relating political action and civil rights. He then goes on to discuss the state of all civil rights organizations in Mississippi. The author predicts that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be the sole surviving civil rights activist group. 

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Delta Ministry (Div. of Nat'l Council of Churches) pro, anti-literature"; part of "Exhibit A- A series of clippings about The Delta Ministry and the sit-in at the Greenville Air Force Base in Greenville, Mississippi" (1C/S03.01); The publication date of the article (noted above) was written in pencil on the article or on a photocopy of the article. 

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