Letter from John M. Brooks, NAACP Registration Director to voter registration activists, Mississippi, July 7, 1958

Files

VCU_M296 Box 2 fMississippi_Brooks letter July 7 1958 rsz.jpg

Title

Letter from John M. Brooks, NAACP Registration Director to voter registration activists, Mississippi, July 7, 1958

Description

Letter of encouragement from John M. Brooks, NAACP Registration Director following a meeting he attended in Mississippi. 

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Dear Friend: 

My meeting with you in Mississippi was an inspiration to me. It proved my belief that, "if people are given a clear picture of the voting situation, they will cooperate". 

The people in Meridian and Jackson are well on their way toward increasing their voting strength and becoming first-class citizens. Your future activities will tell what Y O U are going to do in your city. Talk to your neighbors and invite them to join your group. A large attendance will be an inspiration to all concerned. 

It is my sincere hope that your organization will be a guiding light for other communities all over Mississippi to follow. IT CAN BE DONE would be the wrong words to us, IT WILL BE DONE because of Y O U.

Sincerely yours, 
John M. Brooks
NAACP Registration Director

Creator

Brooks, John M.

Source

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

Date

1958 July 7

Contributor

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

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Citation

Brooks, John M., “Letter from John M. Brooks, NAACP Registration Director to voter registration activists, Mississippi, July 7, 1958,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 8, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/469.