See the Freedom Summer Digital Collection
Access over 40,000 pages of official records of organizations, personal papers of movement leaders, letters, racist propaganda, diaries, images, newsletters and more.
Key Documents and Information
Brief descriptions and links to original documents created by CORE, SNCC, COFO, local residents, volunteers and opponents. Organized by topic
A comprehensive guide of the most important primary sources for teachers, students and researchers wanting to study Freedom Summer.
Follow the progression of key events before, during and after Freedom Summer. Contains links to original documents
Do you want to see if anyone from your state or community participated in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project? Search over 1,600 names.
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