Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.

Creator: Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.
Collection number: 4343
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Abstract: Mississippi Freelance was begun in Greenville, Miss., in April 1969 as a “non-profitable sideline” for its editors, Lew Powell and Ed Williams who, then in their twenties, were reporters for the “Delta Democrat-Times” in Greenville. “Mississippi Freelance” was a liberal monthly newspaper, dedicated to “reporting the otherwise unreported.” All of its writers worked on a volunteer basis. The paper had about 700 subscribers in and out of Mississippi. “Mississippi Freelance” ceased publication in March 1970, after twelve issues. As of April 1983, Powell and Williams were writing for “The Charlotte Observer.” Business correspondence, financial material, writings and research material, distribution material, printed material (including a copy of each issue of “Mississippi Freelance”), and other material. The correspondence includes comments on contemporary social and political issues, especially race relations and civil rights, chiefly in Mississippi.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The correspondence contains views on issues such as race relations and civil rights, predominantly in Mississippi.

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