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Date: 1955-09-22 

Description: Willie Reed, an 18-year-old "surprise" witness who bravely testified during the murder trial of 14-year-old Emmett Till, correctly identifying the white de...

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Fair Housing March

Date: 1966-08-29 

Description: Father James Groppi leading a fair housing march.

Date: 1964 

Description: A poster with the headline, "I Will Never Turn Back," a quote from a young woman in Mississippi for the Freedom Summer Project in a letter to her mother. B...

Date: 1969 

Description: Father James Groppi speaking at a demonstration at the Wisconsin State Capitol Assembly Chamber protesting welfare cuts. Father Groppi is seated on the lef...

Date: 1975 

Description: Negotiations between Neil Hawpetoss, a leader of the Menominee Warrior Society that had seized the Alexian Novitiate at Gresham in January 1975, and a memb...

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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...

Guide or Instruction

Freedom Summer Sourcebook (PDF)

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

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Cover design of a pamphlet of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

Date: 1955-09-19 

Description: Roy Bryant, one of the two men charged with the murder of Emmett Till who had allegedly whistled at Bryant's wife, Carolyn. She sits at Bryant's right, and...

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Description: Women of the Haywood Handicrafters, a civil rights project established for black women in Haywood County, Tennessee. Many of these women had been subject...

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Description: The Milwaukee police approach a line of NAACP Youth Council members in an attempt to break up a demonstration.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ho-Chunk Indian chasing white spectators from pow wow. Copy negative by Charles Van Schaick, cartoon by David Goodvillage.

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Johnnie Tillmon addressing a Mother's Day March on Washington, ca. 1968 or 1969. George Wiley sits directly behind her, on the left. Ethel Kennedy looks on...

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Burned Cross

Date:  date unknown

Description: A charred wooden cross attached to a stake in the ground on the lawn near a road. In the background are residential buildings.

Photograph

Tom Hayden

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: Tom Hayden talking to two African-American women on house steps. The woman in the center is Terry Jefferson (as identified by Hayden).

Date: 1957-09-04 

Description: First attempt of the Little Rock Nine to enter Central High School. They were denied entrance by the Arkansas National Guard who had been called up by Gove...

Date: 1963 ca.

Description: Man in a hat and long coat holding a sign opposing desegregation in schools. Possibly in Milwaukee.

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Description: The front design of a postcard with the caption "Free Huey Newton!" showing an iconic image of Newton positioned inside the mouth of a drawn black panther.

Date: 1967 ca.

Description: Father James Groppi (center) and the NAACP participate in a civil rights march. Police are armed and escorting the protestors. The marchers are passing an...

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Andrew Wade Family

Date: 1954-05-16 

Description: Andrew Wade and his wife and daughter stand in front of their house, after their front windows had been damaged by rocks and rifle shots. The Wades had mo...

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