Delta Democrat-Times news articles related to civil rights issues in Greenville, Miss. including a picketing at Greenville Mill against alleged discriminatory practices and the grand jury charged with looking into the deaths of three civil rights…
Letter from Pat Vail to her family, written in August 1964. In the letter, she discusses how exciting it is to be in the midst of the burgeoning freedom party and to play an active role in change, rather just reading about it. Transcription in PDF.
Letter from Burke Marshall, Assistant Attorney General, to Congressman James Fulton in reply to Fulton's own letter forwarding the concerns of Mr. and Mrs. Vail for the safety of the Mississippi Summer volunteers.
Letter from Pat Vail to her family, written on June 22, 1964 after Vail arrived in Oxford, Ohio. She describes the disappearance of three men from the Summer Project and the federal government's refusal to investigate. She also asks her family to…
Reprint from the Delta Democrat-Times of several articles: "New Racist Organization Terrorizes Several South Mississippi Counties", "White Association Disclaims Violence Charges as Negroes Point to 5 Deaths".
Letter from Pat Vail to her family discussing the Cronkhite special on the Mississippi Project, items she needs while out on the Project, and her move to the Greenville office. Transcription of letter in PDF file.
Follow-up letter from Jim Fulton containing a letter from Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice regarding the Mississippi Summer Project sent to Mr. and Mrs. Vail.