Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Historical Manuscripts & Photographs Digital Collection

     The materials in the Historical Manuscipts and Photographs Digital Collection show a brief glimpse into the history of the South with an emphasis on Mississippi.  These materials can be found at the McCain Library and Archives.  Some of the collection was able to be digitized through grants that were awarded, including National Leadership Grants awarded to the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive in 2001 and the Mississippi Digital Library in 2003. 

     This slip of paper is part of the collection.  The description given by the USM libraries describes it as a slip of paper that "advocates hate as a positive virtue and labels persons as fence straddlers if they will not commit to active involvement in hate groups".  This small slip of paper sends a powerful message as to the mindset of some people during the Civil Rights Movement.

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