Visit our other Wisconsin Historical Society websites!
Refine or narrow your results by clicking any term in the gray boxes below.
Expand your results by removing any breadcrumb in a gray outlined box above. Click on the blue "X" to remove the term.
Narrow your results by entering a keyword into the search box above. Then click the "Search Within" checkbox, then click on the orange "Search" button.
If you did not find what you are looking for or you did not get any results, try changing your search term(s). See our Search Help page for more tips.
Description: A group of Civil Rights activists, including Septima Clark (left), pose in front of the Highlander Library.
Description: A Civil Rights workshop in session at Highlander School showing Myles Horton, Mikii Marlowe, Essau Jenkins, Septima Clark and Rosa Parks in attendance.
Description: Eleven people, including Thurgood Marshall, Anne Braden, Myles Horton, and Septima Clark, are seated and standing during a Civil Rights meeting at Highland...
Description: A sign stapled to a tree on a labor camp that says "No trespassing/Visitors will be prosecuted under Section 943.13, Wis. State." This sign was typically u...
Date: 1965-07 ca.
Description: Lodge Hall on Highway 98, photographed by a civil rights volunteer.
"Another picture of the Lodge Hall, Summit, the site of our first freedom meetings. [...
Description: Eleanor Roosevelt speaks on the front porch of Highlander School. The woman seated behind Ms. Roosevelt is May Justus, who, with her partner Vera McCampbel...
"Front view of the Lodge Hall (Summit), site of two successful freedom meetings. Prio...
Description: Jesus Salas, center, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of...
Description: Jesus Salas, right, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of w...
Description: A rural schoolhouse photographed by a civil rights volunteer.
"A Negro school located outside Gillsburg, Miss. Photographed on our trip to return two MFD...
Description: Page 4 of The Student Voice featuring the title "Shootings, Beatings, Bombings and Burnings," and a photograph of Fannie Lou Hamer.
Description: A group of National Farm Workers Association members and supporters applauding rally speakers in front of Waushara County Courthouse. A march to the rally...
Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Description: A small group welcomes a returning civil rights volunteer in a parking lot outside the Pennsylvania Railroad station.
"A safe return home after my visit...
Description: A group of children in an image taken by a civil rights volunteer.
"My Freedom School friends and students. Left to right: Cleophus (call me Cleo) Brow...
Description: Father Michael Garrigan in the background wearing a white robe and glasses holding 8 a.m. mass at St. Joseph's Church with 30 marchers before a Obreros Uni...
Description: A group sings freedom songs at the Freedom School Convention during Freedom Summer.
from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)
Description: A large group of people standing outdoors at a primary election for the LCFO (Lowndes County Freedom Organization). There is a building in the background.
If you didn't find the material you searched for, our Library Reference Staff can help.
Call our reference desk at 608-264-6535 or email us at:
© 1996-2016 Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706