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Date: 1969 

Description: A Huelgusta (striker) against Fall River Canning Company with Obreros Unidos (United Workers), standing with a crowd. She is wearing round earrings, a blac...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Men, women, and children - likely tenant farmers or "sharecroppers" - picking cotton by hand.

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Photographic postcard of the Thompson Tent Show. A tent, a tall wagon and a truck that runs the generator are set up in a field or park with houses and tre...

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...

Photograph

SOC Leaders

Date: 1993-09 

Description: Scott Douglas and Connie Tucker (right), leaders of the Southern Organizing Committee (SOC), at an unidentified event.

Date: 1953 

Description: Exterior view of the segregated entrance for African-Americans at Malco Theater. There is a fire escape on the side of the building. Several cars are parke...

Date: 1962-05-04 

Description: Student Leadership Conference, May 4-6, including Ella Baker (front row, far left), Carl Braden (second row, hands clasped around knees), Anne Braden (seco...

Photograph

Daisy Bates

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

Standoff at Gresham

Date: 1975 

Description: An unidentified member of the Wisconsin State Patrol points his revolver at several Native Americans at a vehicle checkpoint near Gresham. The State Patrol...

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

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...

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

Date: 1956-10-15 

Description: Daisy and L.C. Bates with two men and a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) cross that they found in their yard. Because this event preceded the integration crisis of 1957...

Date: 1926 

Description: Cover art of a pamphlet called "Religious and Patriotic Ideals of the Ku Klux Klan" (KKK) featuring an image of the American flag and a burning cross, as w...

Date: 1970-12-29 ca.

Description: Poster advocating the boycott of Polaroid cameras due to the company's supposed involvement in South Africa's apartheid regime. A list of grievances and de...

Date: 1972 ca.

Description: George Wiley speaking at a rally, wearing a "Welfare Rights Now!" button on his shirt.

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Description: Civil rights group meeting in field at Highlander Lake. Fifth from the left, Charlotte Meacham, American Friends Service Committee, former Highlander stud...

Date: 1960 ca.

Description: Group of protesters march in front of a Howard Johnson's restaurant holding signs. One says "Segregation OUT!! Integration IN!! CORE - NAACP".

Date: 1951-12-21 

Description: The annual children's Christmas Party sponsored by United Packinghouse Workers local 42 in East St. Louis. With Santa Claus is local president John Condeli...

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