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SEND FEDERAL REGISTRARS TO SUN FLOWER MISSISSIPPI NOW M.F.D.P.

Object Number: 
2003.64.44
Date: 
ca. 1970
Medium: 
Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Circular political pin-back button; yellow background with black lettering; "SEND FEDERAL REGISTRARS / TO / SUN FLOWER / MISSISSIPPI / NOW / M.F.D.P."
Gallery Label: 
The Mississippi Federal Democratic Party, or M.F.D.P., was founded by the leadership of the Mississippi African American movement in 1964 because the regular Democratic Party there represented only the white power structure. They initiated federal litigation challenging the discriminatory voter registration practices of Sunflower County, Mississippi. The M.F.D.P. succeeded in forcing Sunflower County to register all voters without the discriminatory literacy test.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group