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From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Copy of a typewritten letter from Dr. Israel Zwerling to President Lyndon B. Johnson dated July 8, 1964. Zwerling describes his position as the father of a civil rights volunteer in the Mississippi Summer Project and thanks Johnson for his efforts regarding the missing civil rights workers in Mississippi, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney. Zwerling also writes about a visit to Mississippi by New York Representative Ryan and a dinner with Zwerling's son. He suggests that an increased federal presence in Mississippi might make a difference for the movement.

8 July 1964

From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection; Carbon copy of a typewritten letter from Dr. Israel Zwerling to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, dated July 13, 1964. Zwerling expresses disdain for the disparaging remarks made by Police Chief Ben Collins of Clarksdale, Mississippi, to the New York Times regarding civil rights volunteers in Mississippi. He also requests an increase in the presence of federal authorities in the South to protect civil rights workers from harassment, brutality, and intimidation.

13 July 1964

From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Telegram from Dr. Israel Zwerling, dated August 4, 1964, sent to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Jacob Javits, Senator Kenneth Keating, Congressman William F. Ryan, Congressman Ogden Reid, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and Mississippi Governor Paul B. Johnson regarding the discovery of three bodies near Philadelphia, Mississippi.

4 August 1964

Carbon copy of a typewritten letter from Dr. Israel Zwerling to President Lyndon B. Johnson, dated August 10, 1964, in which Zwerling appeals to Johnson for justice for murdered civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. He also requests continued federal protection for civil rights workers in Mississippi, and expresses particular concern for his son, Matthew, who is involved in voter registration work in Marks, Mississippi.

10 August 1964

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