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Wisconsin Historical Society's Freedom Summer education supplemental site
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SNCC staff leads volunteers in freedom songs during the second 1964 SNCC Orientation Session at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio. In the front of the audience, right, is Fannie Lou Hamer and, left, SNCC staff member Chuck Neblett. Courtesy McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
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Street Theater and the Collapse of Jim Crow: How the Black Freedom Movement Outsmarted Mississippi Segregationists | Mississippi History Now
Reverend Jim Nance, canvassing, registering voters outside of Hattiesburg, MS during Freedom Summer in 1964. Photo by Herbert Randall. USM McCain Library and Archive. In the summer of 1964, COFO workers started wearing straw hats to distinguish them from SNCC and other volunteers in Mississippi during Freedom Summer.
In 1964, Freedom Schools are created throughout Mississippi as Freedom Summer volunteers, most of them northern college students, travel south to work with local civil rights workers to help educate black children and organize black voters.
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The Freedom Summer project organized 30 "Freedom Schools" throughout Mississippi, which focused on leadership training. Their curricula included reading, mathematics, and African American history. Led by Septima Clark, over 3,000 young blacks attended the schools. The schools were also creating leaders who could participate in Freedom Summer's massive voter registration project.
Freedom Summer, 1964 Freedom Schools were temporary, alternative free schools for African Americans mostly in the South. They were originally part of a nationwide effort during the Civil Rights Movement to organize African Americans to achieve social, political and economic equality in the United States.
Black History 360 on Day 2, Tuesday, July 16 for a full day of Civil Rights Studies about Freedom Schools, Medgar Evers, Freedom Summer and more! Featured faculty includes Deborah Menkart and the Staff of Teaching for Change (www.teachingforchange.org) with Dr. Yohuru Williams of Fairfield University. Full Week's Agenda and Registration Info at www.schomburgcenter.org/blackhistory360.
Oxford, Ohio training for Summer Project volunteers who practice nonviolent tactics before going to Mississippi. Steve Shapiro, Black Star.
'FREEDOM SUMMER 1964' | In June 1964, Northern volunteers attempted a voter registration drive in Mississippi. The Ku Klux Klan and local authorities staged repeated attacks. Three of the volunteers disappeared.
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How White Flight Destroyed the Mississippi Delta Fifty years after Freedom Summer, the state’s poorest communities are those whose white residents refused to reckon with the past.
How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta - The Atlantic
Neshoba County Deputy Sheriff Cecil Price watches protesters pass through Philadelphia, Mississippi,... - AP Photo
Three bandaged activists:(left to right) Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld (Cleveland, Ohio), a minister with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and voter registration volunteers David Owen (Pasadena, California; a student at Oberlin College) and Lawrence Spears (Palo Alto, California; a student at Stanford University) on July 11, the day following their assault. They are standing in the 600 block of Mobile Street near Freedom Summer headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.
Standing with local civil rights leader J.C. Fairley, President of the Forrest County NAACP, are Freedom Summer volunteers (left to right) Bob "Soda Pop" Ehrenreich, Patricia Yorck (Port Washington, New York; a refugee from Nazi Germany; Freedom School teacher), Terri Shaw (Buffalo, Communications Director Hattiesburg project), and Doug Tuchman (New York City; Freedom School teacher). Taken at the fish fry given for the volunteers by local civil rights leader Vernon Dahmer on Independence Day.
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[© Tamio Wakayama] After a cross is burned in front of a freedom house, it becomes a freedom sign. How do we find this photographer? UPDATE: CHECK WITH MATT HERRON AT TAKE STOCK, AS SOME TW PHOTOS ARE THERE... Also in THIS LIGHT OF OURS photo book of Freedom Summer, which I have and which includes an essay by TW
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From the exhibit; This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
After the Ku Klux Klan burned this cross in front of a Mississippi Delta Freedom House, a Civil Rights Worker transformed it with a painted message... a Freedom sign.
Honoring Freedom Summer: New Digital Collection increases access for scholars and students | Miami University Libraries
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June 1964 Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Hundreds of civil rights activists gathered there to train for voter registration of blacks in Mississippi for what would be known as freedom summer. Photo credit: George R. Hoxie / AP / courtesy of Smith Library of Regional History
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Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan) talks on the phone shortly after having been assaulted while walking in downtown Hattiesburg with two other volunteers.
Local African-American teenagers sing and clap their hands in front of Freedom Summer headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. The young woman in the striped top is Barbara Ann Johnson. In the foreground is Bessie Houze. Herbert Randall, USM archive
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Bob Adelman USA. Louisiana. Baton Rouge. 1960. Freedom Summer. A CORE volunteer canvases prospective black voters in an area outside Baton Rouge. Image Reference NYC19238 (ADB1964001W00017/22) © Bob Adelman/Magnum PhotoUSA. Louisiana. Baton Rouge. 1960. Freedom Summer. A CORE volunteer canvases prospective black voters in an area outside Baton Rouge.
Local teenaged African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, who specialized in voter registration work, sits on the steps of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. �The bumper sticker affixed to the window behind her carries SNCC's Freedom Summer motto "One Man X One Vote"
Three activists - one local, one professional, one volunteer - meet outside Freedom Summer headquarters at 507 Mobile Street: Reverend W.D. Ridgeway, pastor of True Light Baptist Church in Hattiesburg; SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (NYC), Dir Hattiesburg project; and Carolyn Reese (Detroit, school teacher), CO-Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project's Freedom Schools. EXCELLENT. Herbert Randall, USM archive
Documents reveal explosive McComb in 'Freedom Summer' of 1964
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Society Hill Missionary Baptist Church in McComb, bombed by the Klan in Sept. 1964. | At the end of Freedom Summer 1964, a wave of violence broke out. This Church had been the site of a Freedom School and was destroyed on the night of Sept. 20, 1964. That same night the home of a local movement supporter was firebombed. McComb’s Black residents spilled into the streets to protest, but were arrested. The Klan bombers were later arrested and allowed to go free by the court.
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Civil rights activist Julian Bond stands next to a bus full of young people taking part in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) training session. The session then allowed them to participate in the “Freedom Summer” campaign, which registered new voters in the Deep South. © Steve Schapiro/Corbis
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Happy Birthday to Civil Rights Activist Hon. Julian Bond -- -- Civil rights activist Julian Bond stands next to a bus full of young people taking part in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) training session. The session then allowed them to participate in the “Freedom Summer” campaign, which registered new voters in the Deep South. © Steve Schapiro/Corbis
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Freedom Summer by Sally Belfrage, who worked in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1964. The #1 book I have used for an authentic volunteer voice of Freedom Summer
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USA. Louisiana. Baton Rouge. 1960. Freedom Summer. A CORE volunteer canvases prospective black voters in an area outside Baton Rouge.
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Civil Rights workers singing "Freedom On My Mind" 1964 Freedom Summer
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Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on November 5, 1926 Victoria Jackson Gray Adams became one of the most important Mississipians in the Civil Rights Movement. Her activities included teaching voter registration courses to domestics and sharecroppers opening of the Freedom Schools during Mississippi’s Freedom Summer of 1964 and serving as a National Board Member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ms. Gray began service as the field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating
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Freedom school library, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1964 #reading (photo by Herbert Randall) http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m351ph1a.htm #MSLib #Libraries
Reading in the library at the Freedom House in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during Freedom Summer 1964 (copyright Herbert Randall)
Mississippi freedom School, 1964.
Mississippi was a focal point in the struggle for civil rights in America, and Hattiesburg, home of the University of Southern Mississippi, had the largest and most successful Freedom Summer project in 1964. The civil rights materials collected at the university’s Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive document a local history with national significance.
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SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, and 17 year-old local black activist Doug Smith (left), Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the project, explain voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.
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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) Civil rights and voting rights activist, organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, speaker at the 1964 Democratic National Convention