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Date: 1955-07-24 

Description: Dr. C.H. Paris, Fred Patterson, and Mrs. Rosa Parks attending a Segregation Workshop at Highlander Folk School.

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Description: Women of the Haywood Handicrafters, a civil rights project established for black women in Haywood County, Tennessee. Many of these women had been subject...

Date: 1951-12-21 

Description: The annual children's Christmas Party sponsored by United Packinghouse Workers local 42 in East St. Louis. With Santa Claus is local president John Condeli...

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Packinghouse Picnic

Date: 1953 

Description: Children playing outdoors at the Packinghouse Workers summer picnic.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Anne Braden and Rev. Ben Chavis at an SOC (Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Human Welfare) event. Braden and Chavis were founding members a...

Date: 1956-12-21 

Description: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. riding a bus with white Methodist minister Glenn Smiley during the Montgomery bus integration struggle. The man seated in fro...

Date: 1964-08-08 

Description: A group sings freedom songs at the Freedom School Convention during Freedom Summer.

Date: 1971-02-05 ca.

Description: Poster featuring a drawing of Huey Newton to advertise his appearance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Field House. Newton helped found the Black Pan...

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: 1955-08 

Description: A group of African Americans in the courtroom at the Emmett Till murder trial. The 14-year-old Till, who was visiting Mississippi from Chicago, was murdere...

Photograph

Anne Braden and SOC

Date:  date unknown

Description: Anne Braden (center) at an unidentified meeting of the SOC (Southern Organizing Committee) leadership.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Father James Groppi, seen wearing sunglasses in the middle of a crowd, leads a demonstration against discrimination.

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: 1952-01 

Description: Herbert March speaking at the "Negro and White, Unite and Fight" rally in -8 F degree weather.

Date: 1980-02-02 ca.

Description: Protest march called in response to the murder of five activists, labor organizers, and members of the Communists Workers Party by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) o...

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Description: The Milwaukee police approach a line of NAACP Youth Council members in an attempt to break up a demonstration.

Date: 1965-10 

Description: Demonstration at the Greyhound Bus station, showing a woman holding a sign that reads: "Sit Down Like Human Beings." SNCC Arkansas Project.

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SOC Leaders

Date: 1993-09 

Description: Scott Douglas and Connie Tucker (right), leaders of the Southern Organizing Committee (SOC), at an unidentified event.

Date: 1948 ca.

Description: Two members of United Packinghouse Workers Local 1124 in New Orleans on strike against the Colonial Sugar Company. They graphically symbolize the UPWA's d...

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Description: Page 2 of a leaflet entitled "The Little Rock Story," apparently intended by its publisher, American Nationalist, to persuade NAACP sympathizers in Little...

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