Delta Ministry Office | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Delta Ministry Office

Delta Ministry Office | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
<p>Exterior view of the Delta Ministry Office at 722 Mobile Street taken by a civil rights volunteer. Rev. Robert Beech was the director.<p>"The office was in the heart of one of the negro sections.  One test of sympathy for a white person of prestige or importance was to see if he would come to the office for a visit. The COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) office was across the street, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) next door, and the FDP (Freedom Democratic Party) around the corner from the D.M. (Delta Ministry). To the back of the office, provisions were made for sleeping 14 D.M. (Delta Ministry) workers on occasion other Freedom Movement workers."<p>"Bob, a Presbyterian minister, is not allowed to join the white Presbyterian church in Hattiesburg.  His children were denied continued enrollment in the church nursery school after their father's actions became known."
DESCRIPTION

Exterior view of the Delta Ministry Office at 722 Mobile Street taken by a civil rights volunteer. Rev. Robert Beech was the director.

"The office was in the heart of one of the negro sections. One test of sympathy for a white person of prestige or importance was to see if he would come to the office for a visit. The COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) office was across the street, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) next door, and the FDP (Freedom Democratic Party) around the corner from the D.M. (Delta Ministry). To the back of the office, provisions were made for sleeping 14 D.M. (Delta Ministry) workers on occasion other Freedom Movement workers."

"Bob, a Presbyterian minister, is not allowed to join the white Presbyterian church in Hattiesburg. His children were denied continued enrollment in the church nursery school after their father's actions became known."

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:97680
Creation Date: July 1965
Creator Name:Wacker, Daniel J.
City:Hattiesburg
County:
State:Mississippi
Collection Name:Wacker, Daniel J. : Papers, 1965-1967, 1993
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH Mss 868
Original Dimensions:3.5 x 3.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Windows
Organizations
Cities and towns
Outdoor photography
Political parties
Religion
Signs and signboards
Civil rights
Offices

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