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Labor Institute

Date:  date unknown

Description: The summer labor institute sponsored by the United Packinghouse Workers of America. The delegates are probably all representatives of District 3. Russell L...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman identified as Unita Blackwell speaks before an audience at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

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Goodwill Workshop

Date: 1949-09-09 

Description: As part of its participation in the local Community Fund, several members of United Packinghouse Workers Local 117 employed by the Kingan Packing Company v...

Date: 1955-08 

Description: A group of African Americans in the courtroom at the Emmett Till murder trial. The 14-year-old Till, who was visiting Mississippi from Chicago, was murdere...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: View from below of two boys on a jungle gym. Some of the brick buildings of the Jacob Riis Houses rise in the background.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Cabinet card of an African American man, wearing a formal suit, standing next to a young girl mounted side saddle on a pony. She is reading a book and has...

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: A girl fills a bucket at a water hydrant near a drainage ditch. Buildings are on either side, and laundry hangs from clotheslines above.

“Row upon row o...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Men use mule-led wagons while working on a residential road. Bricks are piled high on either side of the street.

Date: 1964 ca.

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

Date: 1945-10-16 

Description: Slightly elevated view of five women researchers performing various aspects of food research and related activities in a test kitchen and laboratory at the...

Date: 1970-04-25 ca.

Description: A crowd of four African American men play conga drums at the Sound Storm music festival for a gathering audience.

Date: 1966 ca.

Description: Two women wash clothes in large pails, while a girl and a young man stand nearby. "43 people, 10 families, share three outdoor hydrants. 8 people share 1 i...

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SCEF Conference

Date: 1962-04 

Description: A voter registration panel at a SCEF (Southern Conference Educational Fund) conference. Seated at the table are Hosea L. Williams, W.P. Mitchell of the Tus...

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Weighing Cotton

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Men weigh(?) bales of cotton on a wooden platform, while other men load or unload bales onto a wagon drawn by mules.

Date: 1902-05 

Description: Barefoot woman standing in front of a fence carrying three water buckets. She holds a bucket in each hand and balances another on her head.

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Poor People's March

Date: 1968 

Description: Charles Hayes (fourth from the right), an officer of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, with the UPWA delegation to the march.

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Willie Mae Small

Date: 1977 

Description: Willie Mae Small, 107 years old, sits in a chair off to the side during an outdoor service (church?).

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Willie McGee Rally

Date: 1952 before

Description: An unidentified rally in support of the rights of Willie McGee who was convicted of raping a white woman in 1945. His case attracted the attention of many...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: An integrated group sing-along at a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) function.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carol Commack Banks poses with Lewis Arms's aunt Mary. They are standing outdoors on a road, and there is a bridge in the background. The shadow of the pho...

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