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

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Algerian with Gun

Date: 1957-08 

Description: A young Algerian member of the National Liberation Front smiles and poses for a photograph with his gun.

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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

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: 1928 ca.

Description: A cartoon created during the 1928 presidential campaign depicting bigotry displayed against Democratic candidate Al Smith. "The Sniper" is depicted as a ma...

Date: 1957-08 

Description: Algerian National Liberation Front members show an unexploded bomb to Dickey Chapelle, proving NATO's involvement in the war. The men are crouched around t...

Date: 1963 

Description: Meeting of the anti-Castro group Commandos L. Men sit and stand around a kitchen table with a radio receiver and transmitter. Tony Cuesta sits at one end o...

Date: 1957-08 

Description: A group of Algerian National Liberation Front members sit watching another member holding a can and what appears to be a fuse. The men are dressed in fatig...

Date: 1963 

Description: Meeting of the anti-Castro group Commandos L with radio transmitter and receiver. Four men sit around a kitchen table with a radio transmitter and receiver...

Date: 1956 

Description: Six people pose with a donkey and stickers for Democratic candidates. From left to right are Norman Anderson, Linda Colby, Jackie Colby, Harold Hill, H.W.W...

Date: 1848 

Description: A campaign poster for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams for President and Vice-President. Above is the American eagle,...

Date: 1964-09-20 

Description: A man stands inside the ruins of a church building. When printed in the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense and Education Fund Report, vol. II, no. 1, this photograph...

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Adlai Stevenson

Date: 1952 ca.

Description: Men gather for a banquet on the occasion of a visit by Adlai Stevenson, Democratic Candidate for President. Stevenson on left.

Date: 1936 

Description: Member of the anti-Castro group Commandos L spray painting a homemade explosive device with a camouflage pattern under a covered porch. Parked cars and tre...

Date: 1960-08-08 

Description: Republican candidates for state office started a week-long campaign at the Little White Schoolhouse in Ripon, the birthplace of the GOP in 1854. Standing o...

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FLN Meeting

Date: 1957-08 

Description: Algerian National Liberation Front members conduct a meeting in a tent. The men sort through papers and talk. There is a radio beside them.

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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Description: Campaign poster for the Socialist ticket touting Eugene V. Debs for president.

Date: 1956 

Description: Campaign Poster for Adlai Stevenson. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900--July 14, 1965) was an American politician, noted for his intellectual deme...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Herman Goering, Louis Lochner and an unidentified man standing in a row indoors in a room with a large window in the background. In the room is stuffed fur...

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