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Brochure from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Brochure distributed by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in an effort to solicit economic support and volunteers for Freedom Schools. Describes the purpose and function of the Freedom Schools, which was to encourage self-respect among all races through education, especially for those that were offered only segregated education. Includes several black-and-white photographs of Freedom School teachers and children.

circa 1964

Flyer from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Flyer distributed by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in an effort to raise funds for community centers, which were central to the success of the CORE programs. Community centers were used for educational programs, socialization, and recreational activities for economically and culturally deprived citizens of all races. Includes a section to be detached and returned with contributions.

[1964]

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; February issue of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) bi-monthly newsletter, the CORE-Lator. Issue number 104 features an article about the first CORE community center, established in Canton, Mississippi, in December 1963. Includes photographs and a list of related reading materials available for purchase.

February 1964

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; March-April issue of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) bi-monthly newsletter, the Core-Lator. Issue number 105, features an article about Freedom Day in Canton, Mississippi, held on February 28, 1964. Also includes information about the establishment of the second CORE community center in Meridian, Mississippi, as well as an article about the perjury indictment of a CORE Task Force worker and former Tougaloo College teacher.

April 1964

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; July-August issue of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) bi-monthly newsletter, the Core-Lator. Issue number 107 features an article about the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, three civil rights workers whose bodies were found near Philadelphia, Mississippi, in June 1964. A related story discusses the continuing work at the Meridian, Mississippi, CORE community center, directed by Rita Schwerner, the widow of Michael Schwerner. Also includes a report about the beating of a CORE worker in the Hinds County, Mississippi, jail, as well as the story of a barbershop sit-in by a 13 year-old CORE convention delegate.

August 1964

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; September-October issue of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) bi-monthly newsletter, the Core-Lator. Issue number 108 features an article about a round-the-clock silent vigil supporting the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) delegation to the Democratic National Convention held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in August 1964. A photograph on the front page shows supporters carrying placards of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, three civil rights workers who were murdered near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Another story discusses the first Freedom Day held in Philadelphia. Also includes an article about the discovery of the dead body of a 14 year-old African-American boy in the Big Black River in Canton, Mississippi.

October 1964

Pamphlet from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Pamphlet produced by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), includes descriptions of the consequences often encountered by those involved in the civil rights movement in the South, such as church bombings, murders, and police brutality. A calendar of events describes the numerous violent and oppressive instances that occurred in the South in 1963 and 1964. A list of churches in Mississippi from June 15 - August 14, 1964, that were burned, bombed, or vandalized in some way is on the back cover. Includes photographs.

1964

Brochure from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Brochure published by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) inviting college students, clergymen, laypersons, and businessmen to participate in various summer projects sponsored by CORE. The purpose of CORE summer programs was to develop community leadership and community organization. Specific projects of the program discussed in the brochure include: voter registration, community organization, farmers' leagues, jobs, Freedom Schools, community centers, and medical and legal assistance.

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