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State Politics and Civil Rights

Charles C. Bolton

in William F. Winter and the New Mississippi

Published by University Press of Mississippi

Published in print October 2013 | ISBN: 9781617037870
Published online March 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781621039488 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.14325/mississippi/9781617037870.003.0007
State Politics and Civil Rights

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This chapter describes Winter’s appointment as state tax collector in 1956; his appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in April 1957; Winter’s work with white leaders to check the extremism of the White Citizens’ Council crowd; his participation in the Kennedy-Johnson campaign; the decision of moderate economic, community, and political leaders to speak out for a more reasonable approach to solving the race issue.

Keywords: state tax collector; Mississippi Department of Archives and History; white extremists; moderates; race relations

Chapter.  9628 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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