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Description: Civil rights group meeting in field at Highlander Lake. Fifth from the left, Charlotte Meacham, American Friends Service Committee, former Highlander stud...

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Description: A group of Civil Rights activists, including Septima Clark (left), pose in front of the Highlander Library.

Date: 1942-07-14 

Description: Meeting of United Packinghouse Workers Local 69 stewards and committeemen employed at the Hygrade Food Products plant. They were meeting to organize a labo...

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Andrew Wade Family

Date: 1954-05-16 

Description: Andrew Wade and his wife and daughter stand in front of their house, after their front windows had been damaged by rocks and rifle shots. The Wades had mo...

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Description: Hand-painted holiday card of three African American children eating watermelon. One girl sits on the ground, a boy has a watermelon in his lap, and the sec...

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

Date: 1964 

Description: A group of African American students participate in a Freedom School class outdoors during Freedom Summer. The class, which was held on Tougaloo College ca...

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

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...

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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Daisy Bates

Date: 1963-04 

Description: Daisy Bates seated at a desk in the NAACP office.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman and child carry CORE picket signs protesting school segregation.

Date: 1963-08 

Description: Marjory Collins, a writer and photographer for the "National Guardian", took this picture of the housing of poor blacks.

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Tom Hayden

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Tom Hayden talking to two African-American women on house steps. The woman in the center is Terry Jefferson (as identified by Hayden).

Date: 1964-08-08 

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

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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: 1957-09-28 

Description: Violence against African American journalists covering the Little Rock integration story. Here the crowd moves in on Jimmy Hicks (center, wearing a hat),...

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

Date: 1963 

Description: Group of people, probably including NAACP Youth Council members, picketing outside Marc's Big Boy restaurant. Lloyd Barbee is second from the left.

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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