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Date: 1964 ca.

Description: This filmstrip frame shows an outline of the state of Mississippi and the words: "Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party". The Mississippi Freedom Democratic...

Date: 1964 ca.

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

Date: 1964 ca.

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

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

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

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.

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

Date: 1964-08-06 

Description: Audience and stage with a banner that reads "Freedom Democratic Party" at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) State Convention.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A large group sit in an auditorium facing an empty stage at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic (MFDP) State Convention. Signs posted among the chairs bear...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: An integrated group of people stand outdoors in coats and hats. A man in a light-colored shirt in the foreground, probably civil rights activist and MFDP m...

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.

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: 1964-09-20 

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...

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

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: 1965-07 

Description: 

Exterior view of the Delta Ministry Office at 722 Mobile Street taken by a civil rights volunteer. Rev. Robert Beech was the director.

"The office was...

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...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Political posters for Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) candidates Aaron Henry and Fannie Lou Hamer, along with posters for Lyndon B. Johnson and...

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