Tecklin --Reports, 1964, undated (Jerry Tecklin Papers, 1964; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 538, Box 1, Folder 6)
@ Wisconsin Historical Society
DescriptionThis folder consists of dense, beautifully written, well-researched, and informative reports on Bolivar and Sunflower County communities written by Freedom Summer volunteer Jerry Tecklin, along with assorted SNCC press releases. The reports--based on interviews with local citizens (black and white) and his own research--include interesting observations of the white community's response to the passage of the Civil Rights Act (1964), facts about the variety of religions in the area, and analyses of the white cotton growers, industrialists, bankers, and law enforcement officers in the area. He is repeatedly struck by the number of Jewish and Chinese merchants in the area. His reports emphasize the white power structure's efforts to prevent blacks' collective action and economic progress. A lengthy paper describes white efforts to encourage blacks to migrate to the North as kind of "final solution to the race problem" in Mississippi. He describes some of these efforts, such as cutting bl
Reports And Surveys Press Releases
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