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Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Victoria Gray, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) candidate, speaks at an MFDP meeting. In the background a man stand in front of an empty stage....

Date: 1964-08 ca.

Description: A nighttime rally on the Atlantic City boardwalk in support of the Mississipi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Three people in front of the group carry sig...

Date: 1964-08 ca.

Description: An integrated group of mostly young people sitting on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Many of them are holding signs showing support for the Mississippi Freed...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman wearing a knit cap stands in front of a microphone. The badge on her chest identifies her as an MFDP member from Hinds County. Three men behind her...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman identified as Unita Blackwell speaks before an audience at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Three women, another adult seated in a chair on the left, and three children are gathered in a small room. "Mrs. Lester Davidson, candidate for the ASCS (A...

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: 1964 ca.

Description: An integrated group sing-along at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Annie Devine, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Victoria Gray, fellow MFDP candidates. All three women are wearing hats and carrying handbags. A crowd of people are be...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A room full of people at an MFDP district meeting. Signs bear the names of several counties in central Mississippi.

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

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Freedom Summer Sourcebook (PDF)

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

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: View from behind of Unita Blackwell speaking before an audience at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A group of young people on a sidewalk protesting with signs in support of the MFDP.

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A man holds a sign, likely referring to Leflore County in Mississippi, at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

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

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: A woman and a man stand and talk to a seated woman. The standing woman is showing her papers. In the background, a man sits on a sofa talking to a child se...

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