Letters to the editor 1963 and 1964

Actual letters to the Editor, Cartoons and Articles from the Clarion-Ledger

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 Travel back in time to get an idea of what the average resident of Jackson, Mississippi thought about integration in the 1960’s.  The Clarion Ledger was once under the control of those opposed to equality. While the paper, like much of America has progressed greatly, see what citizens thought of African Americans fight for human rights. Scans from footnote. com

June 1963 Cartoon

               

Letter to the Editor

      

Another Letter to the Editor

Snide article on King

The Three R's

                                 

Letter to the editor2

 
 
 
 
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The good white people of Mississippi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'll pray for you

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our way of Life

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Failed comedian

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Can't be educated

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
 
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Not welcome in private schools

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A plea from baptist ministers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Newspaper prints bigoted jokes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The sexual assaults of little girls

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Finally, someone for integration and equality

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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