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Freedom Summer Sourcebook (PDF)

A comprehensive guide of the most important primary sources for teachers, students and researchers wanting to study Freedom Summer.

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Description: Daisy Bates speaking at the podium at a breakfast given in her honor at the Sheraton Plaza.

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

Photograph

Daisy Bates

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Description: Portrait of Daisy Bates wearing a dark dress and beaded earrings and necklace.

Photograph

Pheba Freedom House

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Front view of the Pheba Freedom House, used by civil rights workers. Along the walls and doors, bullet holes have been highlighted with circles.

Poster

CIO Poster

Date: 1941 ca.

Description: Poster promoting fair hiring practices. Produced by the National CIO Committee to Abolish Discrimination, 718 Jackson Place, Washington 6, D.C. Prepared by...

Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.

Date: 1972-05 ca.

Description: Poster advertising a public speech by Dick Gregory, African American comedian and civil rights activist. Event took place May 19, 1972 at the University of...

Date: 1965-07 

Description: A woman and two children pose for a photograph taken by a civil rights volunteer. "Mrs. Willie Thompson, my warmly gracious hostess for over two weeks. U...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A girl at a demonstration holding a sign that reads: "We are tired of being ruled by racists." Behind her, other people carry signs as they walk along a fe...

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...

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Description: Vera Campbell, former teacher in Grundy County, who came to the mountains with May Justus before Highlander Folk School was started in 1932, testifying dur...

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Description: A Caucasian woman, identified as Barbara Deming, hands leaflets to an African American family on a front porch. The location is tentatively identified as G...

Date: 1965-07 

Description: View of the shower in the Delta Ministry office taken by a civil rights volunteer. "A refreshing shower around 11:00 pm was a must for me. Yet in many home...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A large line of protesters holding signs calling for voting rights and civil rights stand on a sidewalk along a fence.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman in the foreground writes on a pad while a young woman looks on from a doorway.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: View from behind of Unita Blackwell speaking before an audience at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

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Description: Daisy Bates outside her home with four of the Little Rock Nine. The students are Elizabeth Eckford, Minnijean Brown, Melba Pattillo, and Thelma Mothershed.

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Description: Myles Horton testifying during a hearing for the Highlander Folk School investigation in Grundy County.

Date: 2002-03 

Description: Congressman Michael Forbes, an unidentified woman, and Robert Zellner pose in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in front of the Brown Chapel Ba...

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