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Date: 1963-08 

Description: A printed appeal "to MARCH on WASHINGTON, Wednesday August 28, 1963." Some of the text reads "American faces a crisis...Millions of Negroes are denied free...

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

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

Date: 1959-03-12 

Description: Newly elected officers of the State Commission on Human Rights. "They are, left to right, the Rev. Perry Saito, pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Ste...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

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

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Freedom Vote Candidates

Date: 1964-10-28 

Description: Four small black-and-white portraits of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party candidates: Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, Aaron Henry, and Victoria Gray...

Date: 1966-06-23 

Description: Letter of introduction for Mrs. Robert (Vicki) Gabriner indicating that she is authorized by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin to collect materials...

View images produced by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, while they were challenging a white, supremacist delegation.

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A simple map of the Mississippi Project. There are symbols at the bottom marking locations for: Voter Registration, Freedom School, Community Center and Pr...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Desk used by Milwaukee Alder Vel Phillips, made by the Northwestern Furniture Company for Milwaukee City Hall, 1895. (Museum object #2007.16.1)


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

Date: 1964-07 

Description: The cover of the newsletter the Ruleville Freedom Fighter.

Book or Pamphlet

Drew Freedom Fighter Cover

Date: 1964-07-20 

Description: Cover art of the newsletter Drew Freedom Fighter.

Historical Essay

Bra Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Land of the Freed-up Woman American flag banner made from bras, 1971. (Museum object #2000.79.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Collage featuring likeness of civil rights activist Father James Edmund Groppi by artist Gloria Adair of Milwaukee, 1966. (Museum object #1993.37.1)


H. Rap Brown

Date:  date unknown

Description: H. Rap Brown speaks at a podium with a microphone, gesturing with his right hand. Born Hubert Gerold Brown and known later as Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, Brown...

Images relating to Daisy Bates, former Arkansas NAACP President

View photographs from the collection of Daisy Bates, an American civil rights activist, publisher and writer.

Date: 1956-09-11 

Description: African-American students escorted from Sturgis High School by armed National Guardsmen.

The Society owns one of the nation's richest collections of Civil Rights movement records, including more than 100 manuscript collections on Freedom Summer
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