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NAACP M is for Mississippi and Murder

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.139 Author/Creator: NAACP Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: January 1956 Pagination: 4 p. ; 19.7 x 14 cm.

One pamphlet entitled, "M is for Mississippi and Murder," dated January 1956. Recounts headlines related to the attitudes of newspapers and white supremacists groups in Mississippi who were against integration. Also details the murder of Reverend George W. Lee who was the first African American to register to vote in Humphreys County, and Emmett Till as well as the lack of accountability by the law. Back page contains a map of Mississippi marking the locations of the murders mentioned as well as the headquarters of the White Citizens Councils.

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