Southern Regional Council Collection, 1944-1973.


Southern Regional Council Collection, 1944-1973.

The collection consists of miscellaneous reports and newsletters published by the Southern Regional Council. Particular topics include: voter registration and politics in the South, health care, school desegregation, the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968, and riots and civil disorder in the South. The collection also contains transcripts from the 26 episodes of Will the Circle be Unbroken.

.42 linear feet (1 box)

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