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Date: 1962 

Description: Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) workers pray together near the burned remains of a church in southwestern Georgia.

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: 1968 ca.

Description: Holiday card from the Committee to Defend the Conspiracy. The front is a picture of seven defendants that were under indictment for criminal conspiracy dur...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A John Deere harvesting combine in a field.

Date: 1963-05-28 

Description: Civil rights activist Walter Williams lying face down on the floor near the lunch counter at Woolworths, where he was taking part in a sit-in. He had just...

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: 1967 

Description: A group of young migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field in a Chevy station wagon for a union rally in Portage. Three children are looking at the ca...

Date: 1964-07 ca.

Description: A group of men and women work on a community construction project. Several support the framing of a wall, while a man straddles the top of the frame to ham...

Photograph

James Forman

Date: 1962-06 ca.

Description: James Forman in a SNCC (Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee) office.

Date: 1914 

Description: A cartoon depicting the rescue of oppressed people by the United States, entitled "What The United States Has Fought For".

Date: 1966 

Description: Close-up portrait of a migrant farm worker listening to speeches at an Oberos Unidos (United Workers) pre-march rally at Waushara Courthouse. The march was...

Date:  date unknown

Description: American Nazi protesting the rights of African Americans.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A group of correctional inmates work in a trench, while a man with a firearm watches from above.

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: Father Groppi is seated in the back of a police wagon with police officer after being arrested in front of his parish for the second night in a row.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Photographic portrait of Booker T. Washington (1856-1915).

Photograph

Freedom House Ruins

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: A man and a woman stand near a fireplace and other rubble of a burned Freedom House used by civil rights workers. The house was "burned down in the middle...

Date: 1967 

Description: Migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field to strike. Strikes in Wisconsin were organized by the local farm-worker labor union, Obreros Unidos, an inde...

Date: 1957-09-26 

Description: Daisy Bates looks out from her front window as members of the 101st Airborne Division prepare to escort members of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High S...

Date: 1959-05-26 

Description: Eleanor Roosevelt speaks at a fund-raising event for SCEF, the Southern Conference Educational Fund, held at the Hotel Delmonico. She praised SCEF particul...

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