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August 25, 1964

Aaron Henry


Aaron Henry talks to reporters in Atlantic City, N.J., at the Democratic National Convention after the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party refused to accept the two seats at large offered by the Credentials Committee. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegation consisted of 62 members who asserted their right to all 62 seats in place of the illegally elected Regular Democratic Party delegates. The Democratic leadership, including Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey, offered a compromise of only two non-voting seats to the MFDP delegation.

From the Erle Johnston Papers,
McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.