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

Underground Newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s

Images of the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of underground newspapers.

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

This image gallery depicts Madison, Wisconsin, as a hub of dynamic social, political and cultrual change from the 1960s through the mid-1970s.

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

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

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

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

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

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.

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.

Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life

Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.

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
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