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From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of three civil rights activists having a discussion. They are, from left to right, volunteer Lorne Cress, Director of the COFO-Hattiesburg Community Centers, Sandy Leigh, SNCC Field Secretary and COFO-Hattiesburg Project Director, and Victoria Jackson Gray, local civil rights leader and candidate for the U.S. Senate on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) ticket.

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of two civil rights activists in Palmers Crossing, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer, 1964. On the left is volunteer Lorne Cress, Director of the COFO-Hattiesburg Community Centers and on the right Victoria Jackson Gray, local civil rights leader and candidate for the U.S. Senate on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) ticket.

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guests at the party celebrating the opening of the Palmers Crossing Community Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on July 18, 1964, enjoy refreshments on the grass outside the building. Local resident Georgia Johnson, sitting with her back to the building on the right, is the third person seated from the foreground. Freedom School student Jimmella Stokes sits in the second chair from the left with her back to the camera. Sitting left of center wearing a white flower print dress and leaning backward is volunteer Phyllis Cunningham, State Director of the Freedom Summer Health Clinics. Near her, kneeling on the grass, is Freedom School student Curtis Ducksworth.

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of a large group of people enjoying refreshments outside the Palmers Crossing Community Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at the party celebrating the Center's opening on July 18, 1964. Volunteer Phyllis Cunningham, State Director of the Freedom Summer Health Clinics, stands left of center in a white flower print dress with three little girls. Hattiesburg resident Vassie Patton, wearing glasses and sitting against the building, is handed a cup by a boy. Freedom School student Shirley Anderson, with her back to the camera, is the third person from the right sitting on the back row of chairs. Her friend, Freedom School student Jimmella Stokes, is sitting two chairs to the right.

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of SNCC staff member Marion Davidson serving hot dogs to local children during a party celebrating the opening of the Palmers Crossing Community Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on July 18, 1964. Others identified in the photograph are Melvin Cotton (standing to the left in the background with arms folded) and Charles Perry in the center wearing a striped shirt and holding a can of soda).

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of local African-American children (left to right) Henry Lee and Lawrence Dantzler enjoying hot dogs and cold drinks at the party celebrating the opening of the Palmers Crossing Community Center during Freedom Summer on July 18, 1964.

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of folksinger 'Folksy' Joe (Joseph Decker) Harrison (Ann Arbor, Michigan; a student at the University of Michigan) playing his guitar and singing for children and adults at the party celebrating the opening of the Palmers Crossing Community Center on July 18. One of the boys sitting on the floor listening is John Arthur Perry. Volunteer Lorne Cress (Chicago, Illinois), Director of the project's Community Centers, stands wearing plaid slacks in the right background.

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of folksinger "Folksy" Joe Harrison entertaining a group of African American children with his guitar in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during Freedom Summer on July 18, 1964.

18 July 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Victoria Jackson Gray (Adams) sitting in the foreground while SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh writes in a journal behind her. This photo was most likely taken on July 18, 1964, at the opening of the Palmers Crossing Community Center in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer.

18 July 1964

Photocopy of a two-page typed letter written to "Mom and Dad" [Joe's parents] by Nancy and Joe Ellin on Thursday, July 9, [1964]. Freedom Schools, problems experienced by colleagues, and teaching experiences are topics discussed in the letter.

18 July 1964

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; Margaret Madrid's letter to the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle thanks the paper for publishing her daughter's letter from Mississippi, and begs them to include two paragraphs that they left out. The omitted paragraphs attest to numerous uninvestigated deaths of African Americans in the South and shows how attitudes of white supremacy and racial discrimination tainted politics and police procedure in the early 1960s.

18 July 1964

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