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Date: 1967 

Description: A farm worker giving an oath to be sworn in to file claims for workmen's compensation at the Obreros Unidos office in front of a volunteer. Obreros Unidos...

Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Have students draw upon photographic collections to learn about World War II era struggles for civil rights both in the war zone and at home

Date: 1964-08-08 

Description: Teachers at the Freedom School convention during Freedom Summer. The woman in the center is Liz Fusco, one of the coordinators of the Freedom School projec...

Date: 1964-01-22 

Description: A group of Hattiesburg police officers wearing helmets and carrying batons walk in formation down a street in the rain at a Freedom Day on their way to For...

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

Photograph

Group on a Sofa

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of people sitting on a sofa, with one man standing on the right. The man sitting on the far right holding papers in his hands is Amzie Moore, noted c...

Date: 1971-05 

Description: Poster advertising a speaking event featuring Julian Bond at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Field House, May 22, 1971. Features a picture of Bond. Eve...

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Description: A meeting at Highlander Folk School. Guy Carawan is holding a banjo on far left. Septima Clark standing third from the left. Matt Sturgis standing extreme...

Date: 1965-07 

Description: Photograph of three ministers taken by a civil rights volunteer. "Ned Gillam, Disciple of Christ minister, Fairfield, Iowa, was denied admittance to the...

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

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Description: Various views of people, including Rosa Parks and Myles Horton, at an early integration workshop at Highlander School.

Date: 1964 

Description: Exterior view of the Priest Creek Baptist Church. The church housed the Freedom School during Freedom Summer.

Date: 1957-09 ca.

Description: L.C. and Daisy Bates watching television with Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus on the screen.

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: 1964 

Description: A group of protesters march down a street, led by a car. They are protesting school segregation.

Date: 1963 

Description: "Martin Luther King .... at Communist Training School," a broadside received by Wisconsin Congressman David R. Obey, while civil rights legislation was bei...

Date: 1966 

Description: Marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and walking towards Madison along Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food indus...

Date: 1969 

Description: Father Groppi speaking at demonstration in the Wisconsin State Capitol Assembly Chamber.

Date: 1967 

Description: Jesus Salas, left, is leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), Wisconsin's migrant farm workers' union. In the center, legal counsel David Loeffler and o...

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