Documents From Poverty & Economic Justice Projects, 1964-68


Background & Context Articles
Hunger-Related Documents
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Documents
Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM) Documents
Co-Ops & Related Documents
Welfare Rights Related Documents
War on Poverty Related Documents


Background & Context Articles

Delta Ministry, CRMVets History & Timeline
Issues of Poverty, Exploitation, and Economic Justice, CRMVets History & Timeline
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, CRMVets History & Timeline
Poor Peoples Corporations, Cooperatives, & Quilting Bees, CRMVets History & Timeline
Poor Peoples Corporation, CRMVets History & Timeline
Mississippi Economics ~ Mississippi's New Image, unsigned, undated


Hunger-Related Documents

What Happens to All the Surplus Food?, Freedom Information Service flyer, late '64 or early '65.
Fight for Food for Freedom, (Delta Ministry?) 1964? 1965?
There is Enough Food, (Delta Ministry?) 1965?
Southern Rural Research Project First Annual Report, Don Jelinek, SRRP. May 1968


Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Documents

See Mississippi Freedom Labor Union for background.

MFLU Report. 1965? As reprinted from Black Protest: 350 Years of History, Documents, and Analyses, by Joanne Grant.
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (From SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference)
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Pledge, 1965.
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Draft Constitution, September, 1965
MFLU Minutes of Statewide Meeting, September 4, 1965
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, Report From George Shelton, undated 1965
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Financial Report, undated, probably September 1965
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Contact List, undated, 1965
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union State Office, undated, 1965. (Probably sent to northern supporters)
An Appeal From the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, undated.
Cotton Workers Form Labor Union. SNCC press release, November 1965.
Mississippi Freedom Labor Union. Flyer, 1965.
Revolt in the Delta, Alvin Rapp? 1965?
Memo to Friends of SNCC, Mary Hawkins, MFLU. October, 1965.
Note to Friends of SNCC. 1965? 1966?
News Summary, Friends of SNCC, March, 1966.
Memo to Northern Offices, Margaret Lauren. Re MFLU problems. 1966?
Freedom City — What It Is and How It Got Started, Delta Ministry fund raising brochure.
We Have No Government. Isaac Foster, Unita Blackwell, Ida Mae Lawrence, Rev. Arthur Thomas. MFLU press conference transcript reprinted in Race and Economics. 1966?
Fact Sheet: Sunflower County Project and Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, unsigned, undated.


Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM)

Child Development Group of Mississippi, Histories of Children, Employees, Centers, Community Support, Sept. 1966.
How to Get Food Money for Your Center, 1966. Hand-drawn training material.
The Delta Speaks - About the Power Structure and O.E.O, Daisy Lewis, Director Holmes County MS Community Center, undated.


Co-Ops & Related Documents

Poor Peoples Fund, letter & brochure. 1966.
Letter to the President (re Greenville AFB occupation and poverty in Mississippi), Martin Luther King, SCLC. August 10, 1966
Fact Sheet: The Poor People's Corporation, unsigned, undated.


Welfare Rights Related Documents

Your Welfare Rights, Marian Wright, LDF. Undated (possibly 1965 or 1966)
Mississippi Welfare Rights Handbook, Marian Wright, LDF. 70-page large file. Undated (probably '65 or 66)
Eligibility for Welfare in Mississippi (Summary Form & work sheets), Marian Wright, LDF, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. 1966
Poor Peoples Committee Report, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. December 6 1966
Poor Peoples Committee Report, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. January 4, 1967


War on Poverty Related Documents

Do You Make Under $3,000 Per Year? (flyer about the poverty program), undated (possibly 1966 or 1967) Unsigned

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