Documents From Poverty & Economic Justice Projects

Contents:

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

 

Poverty & War on Poverty Related Documents

1963SNCC Fourth Annual Conference on Food and Jobs, William Mahoney, Bobbi Yancy, Courtland Cox, Michael Thelwell, E. Charles Brown. November 1963
1963Report of the Resolutions Committe ~ Fourth Annual Conference on Food and Jobs, Unsigned SNCC. December 1963
1965Discussions at Mt. Beulah Poor Peoples Meetings, Charlie Cobb, SNCC. February 9 1965
1966?Mississippi: Two Worlds, undated. Delta Ministry.
1966Greenville Air Base: What Happened and Why (MS), Delta Ministry Reports. February 1966
1966Do You Make Under $3,000 Per Year? (flyer about the poverty program), undated (possibly 1966 or 1967) Unsigned

 

Freedom Labor Union Documents

See Mississippi Freedom Labor Union for background.

1965  Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (From SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference)
1965Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Pledge, 1965.
1965September 4 1965 Materials.
 MFLU Minutes of State-wide Meeting
 MFLU Draft Constitution
 MFLU, Report From George Shelton
 MFLU Financial Report
 MFLU Contact List
 MFLU State Office, (Probably sent to northern supporters)
1965An Appeal From the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, undated.
1965Cotton Workers Form Labor Union. SNCC press release, November 1965.
1965Mississippi Freedom Labor Union. Flyer, 1965.
1965MFLU Report. 1965? As reprinted from Black Protest: 350 Years of History, Documents, and Analyses, by Joanne Grant.
1965Revolt in the Delta, Alvin Rapp? 1965?
1965Memo to Friends of SNCC, Mary Hawkins, MFLU. October, 1965.
1965Dear friends, report on MFLU, George Shelton Jr, MFLU State Office. Undated 1965
65?Note to Friends of SNCC. 1965? 1966?
1966News Summary, Friends of SNCC, March, 1966.
1966Memo to Northern Offices, Margaret Lauren. Re MFLU problems. 1966?
1966Freedom City — What It Is and How It Got Started, Delta Ministry fund raising brochure.
1966We Have No Government. Isaac Foster, Unita Blackwell, Ida Mae Lawrence, Rev. Arthur Thomas. MFLU press conference transcript reprinted in Race and Economics. 1966?
1966Fact Sheet: Sunflower County Project and Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, unsigned, undated.
1965Letter announcing Tennessee Freedom Labor Union, Signatures illegible. August 27 1965
1965Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, George Shelton, MFLU. Undated 1965

 

Hunger-Related Documents

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

 

Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM)

1966Child Development Group of Mississippi, Histories of Children, Employees, Centers, Community Support, Sept. 1966.
1966How to Get Food Money for Your Center, 1966. Hand-drawn training material.
1967The Delta Speaks - About the Power Structure and O.E.O, Daisy Lewis, Director Holmes County MS Community Center, undated.

 

Co-Ops & Related Documents

1964Memo re Mississippi Farmers League, Jesse Morris, COFO. Undated 1964
1965Something of Our Own — Part I and Part II, Maria Varela, SNCC & West Batesville Farmers Cooperative. December 1965
1966Poor Peoples Fund, letter & brochure. 1966.
1966Letter to the President (re Greenville AFB occupation and poverty in Mississippi), Martin Luther King, SCLC. August 10, 1966
1966Fact Sheet: The Poor People's Corporation, unsigned, undated.

 

Welfare Rights Related Documents

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


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