Document 84: "Citizens of Panola County, You Can Register," Batesville, Mississippi, [August 1965], Elaine DeLott Baker Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. 4 pp.

Introduction

   With the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, renewed efforts were made to register Black voters.

[p. 1]

CITIZENS OF
PANOLA COUNTY
YOU CAN REGISTER

The U.S. District Court has ruled that the Registrar must register everyone under the same easy standards.

There is no literacy test

ANYONE WHO CAN READ
AND WRITE CAN REGISTER

FOR A FUTURE IN MISSISSIPPI

REGISTER AND VOTE
AT THE COURTHOUSE
IN BATESYILLE

Contact:

COFO - SNCC
Johnson Memorial Building

College Street
Batesville, Miss.

[p. 2]

GIVE THEM A FUTURE
IN MISSISSIPPI

ONE MAN - ONE VOTE
FOR FREEDOM

[p. 3]

MISSISSIPPI
WHAT IS ITS FUTURE?

Only when government officials are elected by all the people
and for all the people, will there be freedom in Mississippi.

FEEDOM MEANS ONE MAN-ONE VOTE

YOU CANNOT HAVE

-- FAIR JOB PRACTICES

-- GOOD EDUCATION

-- FEEDOM FROM INTIMIDATION OR BRUTALITY BY POLICE

-- A FAIR AND JUST TRIAL

-- GOOD LAWS THAT PROTECT ALL CITIZENS

UNLESS YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE!

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES SAYS:

1. Anyone born in the United States is a citizen of this nation and the state where he lives.

2. All citizens of the United States have a right to vote that no state can deny because of race or color.

YOU ARE A CITIZEN
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO VOTE

[p. 4]

THERE ARE MORE THAN 7000 NEGROES IN PANOLA COUNTY WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE

ONLY A FEW ARE REGISTERED

ARE YOU
ONE OF THEM?

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