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Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Congressional Challenge - Fact Sheet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.17 Author/Creator: Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Place Written: Washington, DC Type: Typed document Date: 1964 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28 x 21.5 cm

One fact sheet dated 1964, regarding an election where Heber Lander denied MFDP candidates names on the ballot. Document details the basis of the challenge (that five representatives were elected unconstitutionally), the procedure, suggesting a Fairness resolution and background on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) was organized as an integrated group to challenge the Mississippi Democratic Party which at the time elected white people only.

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