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Packinghouse Picnic

Date: 1953 

Description: Children playing outdoors at the Packinghouse Workers summer picnic.

The Natchez Poverty Report

View this gallery of photographs from an unpublished 1960s report on living conditions in the African-American neighborhoods of Natchez, Mississippi.

Date: 1957-09-28 

Description: Violence against African American journalists covering the Little Rock integration story. Here the crowd moves in on Jimmy Hicks (center, wearing a hat),...

Photograph

Daisy Bates

Date: 1963-04 

Description: Daisy Bates seated at a desk in the NAACP office.

Photograph

Quarantine Fence

Date: 1940 

Description: A barbed wire fence in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw constructed to quarantine people infected with lice. At this point the wall around the entire ghetto had...

Date: 1983 

Description: Eddie Carthan, the black mayor of Tchula, Mississippi, seen at the party celebrating the commutation of his sentence. Carthan was jailed on charges though...

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Description: Robert Zellner with people involved in the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee. From left to right are Larry Rubin, Matthew Jones, Robert Zellner, M...

Date: 1961 

Description: Second page of a draft of a letter from the Racine branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People urging more militant activity i...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Anne Braden and Rev. Ben Chavis at an SOC (Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Human Welfare) event. Braden and Chavis were founding members a...

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: 1953-06-08 

Description: Rhoda Smith (left) and Ardele Kingeter of West Senior High School put the final touches to their symbolic mural of the Brotherhood of Man on the east wall...

Date: 1964 ca.

Description: A woman and child carry CORE picket signs protesting school segregation.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Hand-painted holiday card of three African American children eating watermelon. One girl sits on the ground, a boy has a watermelon in his lap, and the sec...

Date: 1968 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: American Nazi protesting the rights of African Americans.

Date: 1971-11 

Description: Poster created by SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), advocating support of prison rebellions, and the abolishment of alleged racist prison terror. Fe...

Photograph

Freedom House

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the Freedom House, which was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sponsored Freedom Center. SNCC Arkansas Project. A child s...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A poster with an image of armed law enforcement officers surrounding a building during an election or voter education meeting. The text reads, "Voters Welc...

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

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.
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