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Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965$
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Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781604731071

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.001.0001

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Jane Schutt

Jane Schutt

May 22, 1963, Congressional Subcommittee, Washington, D.C.

(p.213) Jane Schutt
Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Davis W. Houck

David E. Dixon

University Press of Mississippi

Born on January 2, 1913, in Washington D.C., Jane Menefee Schutt was a lifelong activist who received her education from public schools and the Episcopal Church. Schutt attended George Washington University from 1929 to 1932, and settled with her family in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1942. In Jackson, Schutt became active in the local branch of Church Women United (CWU) and was appointed to the Mississippi State Advisory Committee in late December 1959. On May 22, 1963, she testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights in Washington D.C. This chapter shows Schutt’s testimony, in which she expressed her support for Senate Bill 1117 that would continue the work of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and its affiliated state organizations. She argued that blacks and whites need an outlet to tell their stories so that ignorance in Mississippi would not prevail.

Keywords:   testimony, Jane Menefee Schutt, Mississippi, Church Women United, Mississippi State Advisory Committee, Senate, Senate Bill 1117, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, blacks, whites

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