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Date: 2012 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden, and Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan. Two of the buttons...

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

Date: 1964 ca.

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

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

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: Three women, another adult seated in a chair on the left, and three children are gathered in a small room. "Mrs. Lester Davidson, candidate for the ASCS (A...

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

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

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 group of young people on a sidewalk protesting with signs in support of the MFDP.

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...

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: A room full of people at an MFDP district meeting. Signs bear the names of several counties in central Mississippi.

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...

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

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: 1964-08 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...

Date: 2008 

Description: Framed assortment of political campaign buttons for John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin, and Barack Obama and running mate Joe Biden. Most represent t...

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