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

Date:  date unknown

Description: A poster encouraging people to register and vote. At the top is a circle with a black hand and a white hand clasped in friendship. Below is the text, "Regi...

Date: 1966 

Description: An Obreros Unidos (United Workers) member holding a sign, possibly like those in the background, that says "Juntarnos Para Ser Reconocidos/Hablar Para Ser...

Date: 1971-10 ca.

Description: Poster publicizing a "Walk for Development" event, put on by Young World Development. Features three fists with different skin tones, and the motto, "The R...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Underground Newspaper Cover: Leviathan

Date: 1970 

Description: Cover of "Leviathan", an underground newspaper, featuring a profile of a Muslim with the barrel of a gun in place of his eye. Topics referenced at the top...

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Description: A group of Civil Rights activists, including Septima Clark (left), pose in front of the Highlander Library.

Date: 1924 

Description: Elevated view of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) of Racine, posed outdoors in the form of a cross and holding a banner.

Date: 1960 

Description: Senator John F. Kennedy, then campaigning for the presidency, speaks with Frank D. Reeves and Marjorie Lawson during a meeting of the American Council on H...

Date: 1968 

Description: Father James Groppi (1931-) and social activists at NAACP March, marching east up Wisconsin Avenue.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) bumper sticker reading, "One man, one vote."

Date: 1951-12-10 

Description: Portrait of nine members of the Friendship Club, meeting to work on a cookbook. The Friendship Club is an interracial women's club, formed to develop mutua...

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Father James Groppi with young civil rights activists. They have all joined hands and are singing.

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Description: Cover design of a pamphlet entitled "America for Americans," featuring a Ku Klux Klansman (KKK) wearing a conic mask and white robes on a rearing horse hol...

Photograph

Brando & Groppi

Date: 1975 

Description: Actor Marlon Brando (center) and Father James Groppi of Milwaukee arrive at the Alexian Novitiate in Gresham. The building had been seized by members of th...

Date: 1962 ca.

Description: A telegram to President John F. Kennedy from James Farmer, the National Director of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality). The message reads, "Continued armed...

Date: 1964 

Description: A page from the pressbook for the movie "Black Like Me" depicting a one-sheet poster that could be ordered to publicize the film. The poster reads: "I chan...

Date: 1965-03 

Description: Ralph Helstein (second from the left), the president of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, with other union leaders on the first day of the civil...

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Description: L.A. Blackman, from Elloree, South Carolina, standing outside of Highlander Library.

Date: 1940 

Description: A street car in Krakow photographed by American journalist Alvin Steinkopf while on a tour of German-occupied Poland. He labeled it in his scrapbook."Jews...

Date: 1966-03 

Description: Father James Groppi and the NAACP Youth Council demonstrating outside the Eagles Club at night beneath a marquee advertising a Duke Ellington performance.

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