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

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: 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 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...

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.

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

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: 1964-08-06 

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

Date: 1965-07 

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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: 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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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