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Freedom Summer : a brief history with documents

John Dittmer 1939- Jeffrey Kolnick author.; Leslie Burl McLemore author.

Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's 2017

Available at GSU Library Newton  Newton Book  (E185.93.M6 D577 2017 )()

  • Title:
    Freedom Summer : a brief history with documents
  • Author: John Dittmer 1939-
  • Jeffrey Kolnick author.; Leslie Burl McLemore author.
  • Subjects: Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century; African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi; African Americans -- Civil rights; Civil rights movements; Race relations; Mississippi -- Race relations; Mississippi; 1900-1999; History
  • Contents: Part one. Introduction: Organizing for Power at the Grassroots - The Mississippi Summer Project. The Long Black Struggle for Freedom ; Organizing Freedom Summer ; Community Centers and Freedom Schools ;Demanding the Right to Vote ; The Atlantic City Challenge ; Conclusion -- Part two. The Documents. The Long Black Struggle for Freedom. 1. Congress of Racial Equality, Poster Announcing a Mass Meeting where Mrs. Fannie Chaney will Speak, August 27, 1964 ; 2. The NAACP, M is for Mississippi and Murder, 1955 ; 3. State of Mississippi, Voter Registration Form, 1950s ; 4. Tom Gaither and Robert Moses, Report on Voter Registration, Projected Program, January 27, 1962 ; 5. Charles McLaurin, Notes on Organizing, 1965 ; 6. Charles McLaurin, To Overcome Fear, 1965 ; 7. Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Memorandum for the President on the use of use of marshals, troops, and other federal personnel for law enforcement in Mississippi, July 1, 1964 ; 8. Annelle Ponder and Fannie Lou Hamer, Describing events in Winona, Mississippi, 1963 -- Organizing Freedom Summer. 9. Ku Klux Klan, Warning, Citizens of Ruleville, August 27, 1964 ; 10. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Meeting to Discuss Summer Project, January 24, 1964 ; 11. Robert P. Moses, Speech on Freedom Summer at Stanford University, April 24, 1964 ; 12. Hollis Watkins, A Veteran Organizer Explains his Opposition to the Summer Project, 1995 ; 13. Council of Federated Organizations, Guidelines for Interviewing, 1964 ; 14. Council of Federated Organizations, Application form for Andrew Goodman, 1964 ; 15. Council of Federated Organizations, Security Handbook, 1964 ; 16. Council of Federated Organizations, Letter to Freedom School Teachers, 1964 ; 17. Vincent Harding, Freedom Summer Orientation Briefing, 1964 ; 18. Robert F. Kennedy, Memorandum for the President on Expected Violence and Lawlessness in Mississippi, May 21, 1964 ; 19. Lee White, Memorandum for the President on Missing Civil Rights Workers, June 23, 1964 ; 20. Lee White, Memorandum for the President concerning a Request by Parents of the Missing Civil Rights Workers to Meet with the President, June 23, 1964 ; 21. Clarie Collins Harvey, Mississippi Summer Project, Womanpower Unlimited, August 15, 1964 -- Community Centers and Freedom Schools. 22. Jane Stembridege and Noel Day, Notes on Teaching in Mississippi, 1964 ; 23. Joyce Brown, The House of Liberty, 1964 ; 24. Liz Fusco, Freedom Schools in Mississippi, 1964 ; 25. The Student Voice, Mississippi Harassment, July 15, 1964 ; 26. Ellen Lake and Bob, Letters home from Student Volunteers, 1964 -- Demanding the Right to Vote. 27. Bob Moses, Emergency Memorandum, July 19, 1964 ; 28. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, Report on Civil Rights Activity, January through August 1964 ; 29. Council of Federated Organizations, Platforms and Principles of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, 1964 ; 30. Ella Baker, Key Note Speech before the State Convention of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, August 6, 1964 ; 31. Council of Federated Organizations, List of MFDP Delegates, 1964 ; 32. David Dennis, Eulogy for James Chaney, August 7, 1964 ; 33. Fred Dutton, Memorandum to Bill Moyers Concerning the Mississippi Delegation Problem, August 10, 1964 -- The Atlantic City Challenge. 34. Lee White, Memorandum for the President on Dr. King and the Freedom Democratic Party Challenge, August 13, 1964 ; 35. Johnson Tapes concerning Freedom Summer, 1964 ; 36. Fannie Lou Hamer, Remarks Before the Credentials Committee, August 22, 1964 ; 37. Joe Rauh, Letter to Leslie McLemore, June 15, 1965 ; 38. Aaron Henry, Position Paper on the Rejection of the Compromise, August 29, 1964 ; 39. Council of Federated Organizations, To all Friends of the MFDP, 1964 Appendixes. A Chronology of Events Related to Freedom Summer (1944-1965) ; Questions for Consideration.
    In the summer of 1964 in Mississippi, a coalition of civil rights organizations spread out into black communities across the state to organize a grassroots voter registration movement, challenging the Jim Crow system of segregation and all it stood for. This title highlights the role of black Mississippians who were at the heart of Freedom Summer, including the local women who assumed key leadership positions. The introduction provides a narrative account that begins with a brief history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi and then examines the recruitment of the summer volunteers, their training, and their deployment throughout the state. The documents, arranged in thematic and roughly chronological chapters, allow students to sift through the evolution of Freedom Summer through speeches, letters, reports, and activist training documents. Document headnotes, a map and images, a chronology, questions to consider, and a bibliography enrich students' understanding of Freedom Summer.--Publisher's description.
  • Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Creation Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: xv, 169 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781457669330;ISBN1457669331
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 952789701
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910539850902931
  • IZ MMS ID: 9932174473402952

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