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From the Forrest County Poll Tax Receipts Collection. A scan of the front cover of a Forrest County Poll Tax Receipts booklet. The receipts are for names A through K at the Hawkins Junior High School precinct.

1964

From the Douglas Tiberiis White Folks Project Collection. A letter from a parent (signed K.T.) of a Freedom Summer volunteer to the United States Justice Department regarding Freedom Summer volunteers and their safety.

29 June 1964

From the Hazelton (Margaret J.) Freedom Summer Collection; One black-and-white photograph, taken by Rev. Frazer Thomason, at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) convention in Jackson, Mississippi. Bob Moses stands at the podium. Dr. Aaron Henry and an unidentified African-American woman are seated to his right.

1964

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Draft, with editorial marks and instructions, of a speech or monologue by Robert Moses. Moses discusses many topics, including Mississippi civil rights activism in the early 1960s, current national politics, the Freedom Democratic Party and the Summer Project.

23 April 1964

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection. Memo from COFO director Robert Moses to contacts and parents of students volunteering in Mississippi. Moses writes of the continuing potential for violence and describes steps taken by COFO to protect Freedom Summer workers.

27 June 1964

Typewritten letter from Matthew Zwerling to his parents, Israel and Florence Zwerling, and Sara, dated June 23, 1964. Discusses voter registration canvassing activities, other aspects of his work in and around Clarksdale, Mississippi, as well as the lady with whom he and three other volunteers are staying. Zwerling mentions the summer heat in Mississippi, and his concern about tensions between the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).

23 June 1964

From the Mississippiana and Rare Books Collection. The fourth edition of a cookbook compiled by the Forrest County Home Economics Alumnae Association of the University of Southern Mississippi. The book contains recipes for main dishes, vegetables, salads, breads, desserts, candy, and beverages.

1964

From the Mississippiana and Rare Books Collection. A cook book compiled by the As You Like It Club of Pickens, Mississippi. Recipes included for appetizers, breads, desserts, meats, vegetables, and miscellaneous.

1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of volunteers practicing self-defense.

1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of volunteers practicing self-defense.

1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of volunteers practicing self-defense.

1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of volunteers practicing self-defense.

1964

Transcribed copy of an essay written by a Freedom School volunteer. Describes the locations of the Freedom Schools, subjects taught, enrollment, activities, as well as the students' concerns regarding discrimination. Also discusses the burdens of volunteers, the Ku Klux Klan, incidents of oppressive and violent acts as expressed by various African Americans, and the FBI's investigation of such cases.

9 July 1964

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

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Typewritten letter sent to President Lyndon B. Johnson with Student Voice newspapers in an effort to demonstrate the feelings of some African-American students in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during the 1960s. A handwritten note is also included at the end of the letter, which is unsigned.

22 July 1964

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Written by students of the Palmers Crossing Freedom School, articles in this newspaper discuss the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, canvassing, slavery, and the future of African Americans in the United States. Short letters from various Freedom School students are also included.

July 1964

Brochure from the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Brochure prepared by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) created to inform supporters of activities and intentions for the development of the Mississippi Freedom Project. Contains information about the following programs developed by SNCC: voter registration, freedom schools, community centers, a research project, a white community project, and a legal project. The final page offers suggestions for donation amounts and how monetary contributions will be used.

1964

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Cover letter from Staughton Lynd and Harold Bardanelli of Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) in Jackson, Mississippi, to Freedom School volunteer teachers. The cover letter gives preliminary information and transmits the attachment, Notes on Teaching in Mississippi, by Jane Stembridge, Charlie Cobb, Mendy Samstein, and Noel Day. Notes includes background information about Mississippi, race relations in the state, and the educational and social backgrounds of potential students. Details about the curriculum and suggestions for effective teaching methods are also included.

20 May 1964

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