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Civil rights -- United States -- History.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Carl and Anne Braden Papers

Identifier: MS-0425

The papers of Carl and Anne Braden, civil rights workers with the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), number approximately 4,700 items. The material covers their work in the civil rights program throughout America from 1947 to 1967.

Dates: 1947-1967

"Myles Horton of Highlander: Adult Educator and Southern Activist"

Identifier: MS-1852

Collection consists of a typed manuscript written by Franklin and Betty J. Parker about the life and accomplishments of Myles Horton. The academic paper also contains a chronology of Horton's life and a bibliography. The paper was published in 1991, one year after Horton's death.

Dates: 1991

Reed Massengill Portrait of a Racist Collection

Identifier: MS-3525

The Reed Massengill Portrait of a Racist Collection houses all research, correspondence, drafts and other papers related to Massengill's 1994 biography of his uncle, Byron de la Beckwith, a white supremacist accused of the 1963 murder of NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers. Although Beckwith was tried twice in the years following the murder, both trials ended in hung juries. A third trial in 1993 finally convicted him of first-degree murder. He died on January 21, 2001.

Dates: 1918-1994