Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files
Materials in this folder include letters questioning the constitutionality of the use of Federal troops in the University of Mississippi unrest, telegrams regarding the possible internment in Arlington Cemetery of slain National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Mississippi field secretary Medgar Evers, and telegrams suggesting the President withhold Federal funds from Mississippi. Of note is a telegram from Evers to the President concerning the mistreatment of African-Americans in Jackson, Mississippi. Also included in this folder is a letter from Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors member Frank E. Smith to Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Burke Marshall concerning Smith’s knowledge of De La (Delay) Beckworth, the man charged with the murder of Evers.