Aaron Henry Papers

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6.5 linear feet

Mr. Henry, a native of Mississippi, has been a leader in the struggle for civil rights in that state for many years. He has been president of the Clarksdale NAACP, state president of the Mississippi NAACP, chairman of the Mississippi Voter Registration and Education Project, president of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and also its delegate to the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The collection deals with nearly every phase of the civil rights battle, Democratic politics, and various government poverty programs in Mississippi. Letters of Ramsey Clark, John Doar, Everett Dirksen, Charles Evers, Orville Freeman, Hubert Humphrey, Edward Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, James Meredith, Sargent Shriver, and nearly every leader in the field of civil rights appear in this collection.

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