Today in History: Voters Wounded Trying To Register

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On this day September 11, 1962, two youth involved in a voter registration drive in Mississippi, were wounded by shotgun blasts, fired through the window of a home in Ruleville.

James Forman, of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), asked the president to “convene a special White House Conference to discuss means of stopping the wave of terror sweeping through the South, especially where SNCC is working on voter registration.

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