Letter from Medgar W. Evers to John M. Brooks, May 15, 1958

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Title

Letter from Medgar W. Evers to John M. Brooks, May 15, 1958

Description

Letter from Medgar W. Evers, Field Secretary, Mississippi NAACP to John M. Brooks, Director, Voter Registration, Virginia NAACP. Dated May 15, 1958, the letter is an update on the progress of voter registration efforts in Mississippi. 

Text: 
Mr. Johnnie M. Brooks 
Director, Registration and Voting 
404 1/2 North Second Street 
Richmond, Virginia 

Dear Mr. Brooks:

On last night, May 14, I attended the third successful meeting of the "Crusade for Voters" in Meridian, Mississippi. It is amazing how the enthusiasm that was generated in the first two meetings has continued. It is definitely an encouraging sign. At last night's meeting there were represented persons from six of the seven presincts in Meridian, Mississippi, also representatives from two of the county supervisory districts. At this meeting we set up temporary precinct machinery and indications are that within the next two weeks the precinct organizations will be a reality. 

The list of qualified Negro voters is in the process of being secured, also maps setting forth the boundaries of the various precincts. I do feel personally that in Meridian we are getting off to a very good start. 

Tonight is Jackson's night. I shall report ot you on its progress later. 

We had at last night's meeting approximately forty persons, more or less. 

Sincerely yours, 
Medgar W. Evers
Field Secretary

Creator

Evers, Medgar W.

Source

M 296, Box 2, John Mitchell Brooks Collection of NAACP Files 1957-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1958 May 15

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

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Notes

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Medgar Evers, SNCC Digital Gateway

Citation

Evers, Medgar W., “Letter from Medgar W. Evers to John M. Brooks, May 15, 1958,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 23, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/470.