SEND FEDERAL REGISTRARS TO SUN FLOWER MISSISSIPPI NOW M.F.D.P.
Metal, paper, plastic
diameter: 1 1/2 in. ( 3.8 cm )
Circular political pin-back button; yellow background with black lettering; "SEND FEDERAL REGISTRARS / TO / SUN FLOWER / MISSISSIPPI / NOW / M.F.D.P."
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.
Gift of Toni Ellen Heisler
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