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From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A sunburned man wearing swim trunks and sandals, and with a dazed or painful expression, stands before a vanity and mirror. The man is labeled "Burning Cyprus question." Heat from the sunburn radiates out from the man's body. On the vanity are a large jar labeled "Johnson soothing oil," a hair brush, and a hand mirror. Runtz's signature cat stands beside the vanity, wearing swim trunks and sunglasses. The cat holds a newspaper with the headline "Turk, Greek leaders visiting U.S." and points to the jar of Johnson soothing oil, saying, "It remedied the civil rights bill ailment."

24 June 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 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 Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of a Western College sign with three young people at the second SNCC orientation session.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of an unidentified Caucasian male speaker in a seersucker suit smoking from the podium at the second SNCC orientation on the campus of Western College for Women.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of SNCC staff leading a large group of volunteers in singing Freedom Songs in the auditorium at Western College for Women. On the far right is Mississippi activist Fannie Lou Hamer. To her right is Chuck Neblett of SNCC's Freedom Singers.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of SNCC staff leading a large group of volunteers in singing Freedom Songs in the auditorium at Western College for Women. On the far right is Mississippi activist Fannie Lou Hamer. To her right is Chuck Neblett of SNCC's Freedom Singers.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of an unidentified Caucasian male speaker in a seersucker suit speaking from the podium at the second SNCC orientation on the campus of Western College for Women.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of a close-up of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) staff leading a large group of volunteers in singing Freedom Songs in an auditorium during the second SNCC Orientation Session at Western College for Women located in Oxford, Ohio, between June 22 and 27, 1964. In the front of the audience on the right is Fannie Lou Hamer and to her right is Chuck Neblett, a SNCC Freedom Singer.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Annie Devine, a Mississippi civil rights activist, seated in an auditorium during the second SNCC Orientation Session at Western College for Women located in Oxford, Ohio, between June 22 and 27, 1964.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Dr. Staughton Lynd, Director of the Mississippi Freedom Schools, lecturing to an audience of Freedom School teachers during the second SNCC orientation session held at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, between June 22-27, 1964. In the first row of seats, the first and second women on Lynd's right may be activists, Annelle Ponder of SCLC and Ruby Doris Smith. Seated two rows behind them are Nancy and Joseph Ellin of Kalamazoo, Michigan, a married couple who will work as Freedom School teachers in the COFO-Hattiesburg project.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Freedom School teachers listening to a lecture given in a theater during the second SNCC Orientation Session at Western College for Women located in Oxford, Ohio, between June 22 and 27, 1964.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Freedom Summer volunteers gathered outside a brick building with SNCC Field Secretary Cordell Hull Reagon (third from right, wearing a hat) for instruction in nonviolent self-defense. The instruction took place at the second SNCC Orientation Session held at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, between June 22 and 27, 1964. In the center left of the picture wearing a sleeveless dress stands Mississippi civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of SNCC Field Secretary Dorie Ladner sitting on a chair after speaking to the volunteers on nonviolent self-defense during the second SNCC Orientation Session at Western College for Women located in Oxford, Ohio, between June 22 and 27, 1964.

June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of SNCC Field Secretaries Bruce Gordon (left) and Cordell Hull Reagon (right) demonstrating with the assistance of a female volunteer how the Freedom Summer volunteers should protect themselves from physical assault. They were to fall to the ground, roll themselves into a ball, and use their hands and arms to protect their head and vital organs. The demonstration takes place on the campus of Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, during the second SNCC Orientation Session at Western College held between June 22-27, 1964.

June 1964

From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection. Cartoon by Eddie Germano. In an open field, labeled "Plain of jars," are many large jars with wide necks and without lids. Among them is a different type of jar, its lid half off. It is labeled "Jam in S.E. [southeast] Asia" and has hammer and sickle symbols on the label. Uncle Sam is trying to climb out of this jar, but he is being hindered by the stickiness of the jam. The cartoon caption reads, "Sticky problem."

8 June 1964

From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of volunteers playing touch football on the campus of Western College for Women during the second SNCC Orientation Session located in Oxford, Ohio, between June 22 and 27, 1964.

June 1964

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