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Typewritten letter from Matthew Zwerling to his parents, Israel and Florence Zwerling, dated August 17, 1964. Discusses plans to return home from Mississippi.

17 August 1964

Photocopy of a two-page typed letter to Susan written by Joe Ellin on [August 17, 1964?]. SNCC, Friends of SNCC, and ties with Michigan are each discussed. Integration, WMU faculty, and schools are spoken of in the same paragraph. Joe suggests a letter writing campaign to help the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). The letter turns more pessimistic in nature at the close.

17 August 1964

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Newsletter entitled "The Voice of the Movement," distributed by the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, branch of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), dated August 17, 1964. Volume 1, Issue 12 discusses various incidents occurring within the Fifth Congressional District, including the removal of an African-American woman from a city bus after she refused to move to the back of the bus at the request of the bus driver. Another incident involved the arrest of three COFO workers who were arrested while picketing and charged with interfering with an officer.

17 August 1964

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