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Read an overview of this pivotal event in the nation's civil rights era

Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents

Date: 1926 

Description: Cover art of a pamphlet called "Religious and Patriotic Ideals of the Ku Klux Klan" (KKK), author W. C. (Walter Carl) Wright, featuring an image of the Ame...

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Father James Groppi (center) and the NAACP participate in a civil rights march. Police are armed and escorting the protestors. The marchers are passing an...

Guide or Instruction

Freedom Summer Sourcebook (PDF)

A comprehensive guide of the most important primary sources for teachers, students and researchers wanting to study Freedom Summer.

Book or Pamphlet

America for Americans

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Description: Cover design of a pamphlet entitled "America for Americans," featuring a Ku Klux Klansman (KKK) wearing a conic mask and white robes on a rearing horse hol...

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Father James Groppi seated with several of his fellow marchers, some in Milwaukee N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council shirts. Groppi has one shoe off.

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Description: Threatening note signed "K.K.K." (Ku Klux Klan) with rock and rag that was thrown through Daisy Bates' window in August 1957. The note reads "The next will...

Sourcebook, PowerPoint Presentation, Video

Help students learn about the civil rights era with resources designed for teaching about Freedom Summer. Access original source documents, images, video

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

Date: 1963-05-28 

Description: Civil rights activist Walter Williams lying face down on the floor near the lunch counter at Woolworths, where he was taking part in a sit-in. He had just...

Date: 1968 

Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion

Date: 1915-02-22 

Description: African American tenant farmers assembled for a barbecue. The tenants worked for Louis Frank Sessions who appears in the front row, third from the left (we...

Date: 1965-11 

Description: Three men and two women, including Margie Holman, at the statewide pre-conference committee meeting. SNCC Arkansas Project.

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Description: The front design of a postcard with the caption "Free Huey Newton!" showing an iconic image of Newton positioned inside the mouth of a drawn black panther.

Date: 1956-10-15 

Description: Daisy and L.C. Bates with two men and a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) cross that they found in their yard. Because this event preceded the integration crisis of 1957...

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Description: Cover design of a pamphlet entitled "The Five Horses of the Apocalypse," a Lecture by J. E. Stout, A Devine Prophecy of the Ku Klux Klan, featuring a line...

Date: 1951-12-10 

Description: Portrait of nine members of the Friendship Club, meeting to work on a cookbook. The Friendship Club is an interracial women's club, formed to develop mutua...

Date: 1958-12-30 

Description: Letter from Henry M. Hogan of General Motors to Virginia Huebner, Director of the Fair Employment Practices Division of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission...

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