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Freedom Day

Date: 1964-02-28 

Description: Civil rights activities near the Canton, Mississippi courthouse. Two police officers are pictured holding shot guns and carrying bags of tear gas equipment...

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Description: Two men playing checkers, while another reads a journal, taking a break from a Civil Rights Workshop at Highlander Folk School.

Date: 1967 

Description: A farm worker, facing camera, is sworn in before filing a claim for worker’s compensation at the Obreros Unidos union office in Wautoma in 1967. A voluntee...

Date: 1982 

Description: Victory celebration for Eddie Carthan, the black activist mayor of Tchula, Mississippi. Carthan was convicted on charges of robbery and murder in 1981. Thi...

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: 1966-08-19 

Description: Final page of a letter from Robert and Vicki Gabriner to Russell Gilmore at the Wisconsin Historical Society describing their experiences collecting civil...

Date: 1968 

Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.

Date: 1977 

Description: Flyer promoting a party at the Great Hall in UW-Madison's Memorial Union. The party was a fund-raiser for organizations opposing anti-gay discrimination in...

Date: 1966 

Description: Two women are outdoors seated at a table in front of a building, surrounded by several people. One of the women is holding a document in her hands, showing...

from Tools for Teaching the History of Civil Rights in Milwaukee and the Nation (Madison, WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015)

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Poor People's March

Date: 1968 

Description: Charles Hayes (fourth from the right), an officer of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, with the UPWA delegation to the march.

Date: 1983 

Description: Eddie Carthan, the black mayor of Tchula, Mississippi, seen at the party celebrating the commutation of his sentence. Carthan was jailed on charges though...

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Description: Threatening note signed "K.K.K." (Ku Klux Klan) with rock and rag that was thrown through Daisy Bates' window in August 1957. The note reads "The next will...

Introduce students to Freedom Summer with this overview of key events. Each slide contains images of original documents and notes to help guide discussion

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Description: Charred remains of a Baptist College after having been burned.

Date: 1957-05 

Description: Members of the Chicago delegation to the Prayer Pilgrimmage for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

Date: 1969 

Description: Father James Groppi with his fist in the air at the Wisconsin State Capitol during welfare demonstrations. He is surrounded by other protesters.

See a list of historical highlights from Wisconsin history

Date: 1979-10 

Description: First page of a letter from Anita Bryant Ministries asking for support in repealing laws protecting people from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Date: 1967 

Description: Workers gathering at a cucumber receiving station after striking.

Strikes in Wisconsin were organized by the Obreros Unidos (United Workers),as an...

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