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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: A woman holds a sign that reads "Stand up with the Freedom Democrats." In the left foreground is a police officer, and in the background are more people ho...

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

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: 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: 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...

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

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: An integrated group sing-along 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.

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...

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

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...

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.

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: 1968 

Description: Several members of the Wisconsin delegation who support Eugene McCarthy, gather around the state sign at the National Democratic Convention. Only Hilton H...

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.

Date: 1971-02 ca.

Description: Poster advocating the liberation of Angela Davis, an American Communist organizer and professor associated with the Black Panther movement. Created by The...

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