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The Student Voice-Mayhem in Miss.

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Title

The Student Voice-Mayhem in Miss.

Description

Newspaper published by SNCC.

Subject

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Mississippi Freedom Project
Civil Rights Movement-Mississippi-20th century
Student publications--United States

Creator

The Student Voice, Inc.

Source

SusanNicholsCollection.Box1Folder16

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1964-03-03

Date Created

2014-06-02

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JPEG

Extent

144 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Atlanta (Ga.)
Natchez (Miss.)
Princess Anne (Md.)

Text

MAYHEM IN MISS.
Natchez, Miss-Sheriff James Anders of Natchez said this week his office has "uncovered nothing" in his investigation into the beating of an elderly Negro by five hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan, as other beatings, two shootings and the arrests of two SNCC workers were reported in the area.
Archie Curtis, 60, an undertaker, said he ad his attendant, Willie Jackson, were whipped on the night of Feb. 15.
At Atlanta, SNCC asked Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to investigate "reports of a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and terror tactics aimed at Negroes in Mississippi."
Clifford Walker, 34, was found shotgunned to death in his car eight miles from Woodville in Wilkerson County March 1.
Walker was employed at the International Paper Company. Bob Moses, Program Director for the Council of Federated Organizations, said two other Negroes, Albert Whitney and James Winston were whipped by whites during early February.
"Negroes with decent jobs are being terrorized," Moses said. "There have been 180 cross burnings, five killings, several shootings, and at least three whippings since the Ku Klux Klan reorganized shortly after President Kennedy was killed," Moses said.
Moses said three Negroes with bullet holes int heir bodies were "stuffed into a car in Wilkerson County with the motor running." The sheriff of the county attributed their deaths to carbon monoxide poisoning, Moses said.
The two vote workers arrested Feb. 29 were released the next day when they posted $100 property bond each. George Green was originally charged with auto theft and speeding, but the theft charge was dropped, McArthur Cotten was held on vagrancy charges.
Green said a 14-year-old girl, Leona Stills, was shot at Feb. 28 by three teenaged whites while she was walking along a Nantchez street. She was not …
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Original Format

8.5in x 11in newspaper

Citation

The Student Voice, Inc., “The Student Voice-Mayhem in Miss.,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed November 30, 2021, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/233.

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