Big Jim Eastland

Author: J. Lee Annis
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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" And yet he developed, late in his life, a very real friendship with state NAACP chair Aaron Henry. Big Jim Eastland provides the life story of this savvy, unpredictable powerhouse.

Senator James Eastland

Author: Maarten Zwiers
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Through the career of Senator James Eastland, one of the mid-century's most prominent politicians, author Maarten Zwiers explores the uneasy, yet mutually beneficial relationship between conservative southerners and the increasingly liberal ...

The Senator And The Sharecropper

Author: Chris Myers Asch
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807878057
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1966 civil rights bill: Kotz, Judgment Days, 367–68; and Dittmer, Local People,
391–92; Justice Department estimates: Glass, “Mississippi's Mighty Eastland
Fears Lash of New Negro Votes”; sheriff and black voter quoted in Delta
Democrat Times, 13 March 1967. 32. Glass, “Mississippi's Mighty Eastland Fears
Lash of New Negro Votes”; “Let's Look at 'Big Jim's' Record,” Race Relations
Collection, Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi, Box 2,
Folder 1; letter from ...

James O Eastland Democratic Senator From Mississippi

Author: Don Colburn
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Ever watchful against the encroachments of big government on the rights of the
states, he stands as a breakwater against the tides of socialism, liberalism and
other destructive forces. The pattern holds true in 1972. One of his ads in the
Memphis Commercial Appeal during the primary campaign declared that
Eastland's seniority was a "vital advantage" for Mississippi: "It takes a lot of
muscle to cause the Washington bureaucrats to do anything 79 for Mississippi . . .
and Jim Eastland ...

Sons Of Mississippi

Author: Paul Hendrickson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780375704253
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Billy: "So I stopped at the hotel with Jim Middleton while the others went on to
Oxford, and we went in this room at the King Edward Hotel. . . . 'What in hell is
going on?' these two important guys, Yarbrough and Fox, said to me. 'I thought
you'd tell me,' I told 'em. 'Billy, you're the president of the Mississippi Sheriffs'
Association — don't you know?' they said. Well, we called Washington, D.C. We
got on the line up there with Senator James Eastland of Mississippi. Big Jim
Eastland. One of ...

This Little Light Of Mine

Author: Kay Mills
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN: 9780452270527
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On one trip north to raise money for Freedom Farm during her fall Senate
campaign, Mrs. Hamer told students on the University of Wisconsin newspaper
that owning land had given blacks an entering wedge into “the rich, white and
racist” political machine that had always run Mississippi. “For the first time we are
not beholden to the power structure,” Mrs. Hamer said, adding that now “Big Jim”
Eastland was calling her; he had never done that before. “We call him Big Jim,”
she told the ...

Editorials On File

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The Louisville Times IThe Virginian-Pilot Norfolk, Va., March 24, 1978 If Senator
James 0 Eastland indeed figures to inherit the Eastland | March 24,1978 Already
in the race against him was an attractive former governor, Bill Waller. Poised to
make the race was the popular, neo-populist present governor, Cliff Finch. Now,
they likely will be joined in a crowded field by several congressmen, giving
Mississippi a wide-open Senate race for the first time since John Stennis was
elected in ...

Public Address In The Twentieth Century South

Author: W. Stuart Towns
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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JAMES O. EASTLAND After being selected in 1941 to serve out the remainder of
the Senate term of Mississippi's late Senator Pat Harrison, "Big Jim" Eastland
obviously had found himself a career.4 He served continuously in the United
States Senate until he retired in 1978. During that time, Eastland made his
reputation as an implacable foe of civil rights legislation, including anti-poll tax
and anti- lynching bills. The Mississippi senator also fought the specter of
communism and the ...

United States Senate Catalogue Of Fine Art Serial Number 14737 2002

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James Oliver Eastland (1904-1986) James Oliver Eastland, widely known as "Big
Jim," served in the U.S. Senate for 36 years. Eastland was born in 1904 in
Mississippi's Sunflower County. After practicing law and serving two terms in the
Mississippi legislature, he returned to his birthplace to run the family cotton
plantation. In 1941 Eastland was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Senate created
by the death of Democrat Pat Harrison — on the agreement that he would not run
in the ...

United States Congressional Serial Set

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l james Oliver Eastland“ (1904- 1986) James Oliver Eastland, widely known as "
Big Jim,” served in the US. Senate for 36 years. Eastland was born in 1904 in
Mississippi's Sunflower County. After practicing law and serving two terms in the
Mississippi legislature, he returned to his birthplace to run the family cotton
plantation. In 1941 Eastland was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Senate created
by the death of Democrat Pat Harrison—on the agreement that he would not run
in the ...