Mississippi Report – “White Backlash” to the Civil Rights Movement

Michael Tigar’s Notes:

Mississippi Report, August  25, 1964. This is a report on the “white backlash” and the civil rights movement, in the context of the 1964 Presidential election.  The reference to Proposition 14 was to an anti-fair housing initiative, which did pass but which was struck down as unconstitutional in Mulkey v. Reitman, 387 U.S. 369 (1967).

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