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

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A man holds a sign, likely referring to Leflore County in Mississippi, at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Father James Groppi seated with several of his fellow marchers, some in Milwaukee N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council shirts. Groppi has one shoe off.

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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...

Sourcebook, PowerPoint Presentation, Video

Help students learn about the civil rights era with resources designed for teaching about Freedom Summer. Access original source documents, images, video

Date: 1879-02-08 

Description: A cartoon entitled "The Latest Illustration of Our Humane Indian Policy" depicting an imprisoned, injured Native American man who has been served "boiled s...

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: 1964 ca.

Description: An integrated group of people stand outdoors in coats and hats. A man in a light-colored shirt in the foreground, probably civil rights activist and MFDP m...

Photograph

Myra Page

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Description: Portrait of Myra Page, an author and Antioch coop student, who was both a student and later a teacher at Highlander Folk School.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)

Date: 1957 

Description: Daisy Bates, who is wearing a fur, poses with other people at an NAACP event.

Photograph

Freedom House

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Freedom House, which was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sponsored Freedom Center. SNCC Arkansas Project. A child s...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A man stands amid a group of seated men and women at a mass meeting.

Photograph

Woman Next to Car

Date: 1965 

Description: Mrs. Addie Mae Jackson stands in front of her home where Sandra Adickes stayed while volunteering during the Freedom Summer project.

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Description: Father James Groppi and students from Boniface School join the public school boycott. They're clapping their hands and appear to be chanting.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Fannie Lou Hamer stands outdoors along with Annie Devine and Victoria Gray, being interviewed by a man with a microphone. At the bottom of the frame, two o...

Date: 1914 

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

Date: 1967-09-08 

Description: Protesters at a rally for fair housing. One man holds a sign that reads "We Demand Fair Housing Now", while others behind him use a bullhorn.

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...

Photograph

A Country Mile

Date: 1965-07 

Description: A rural road canvassed and photographed by a civil rights volunteer.

"'A country mile' - one road to canvass in Summit, Miss. Actually the shaded part of...

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