King--Mississippi Summer Project, miscellaneous files (Mary E. King papers , 1962-1999; Z: Accessions, M82-445, Box 1, Folder 21)
@ Wisconsin Historical Society
DescriptionThis folder contains a wealth of information on plans, programs, and the events of Freedom Summer. Included are: SNCC plans for East Coast and Southern events in February 1964. Chronology of events in Canton, Mississippi, in February 1964. Forman's letter about a proposed Hattiesburg Freedom Day. An analysis of laws being considered by the Mississippi State Legislature designed to thwart the civil rights movement and a press release about them. A list of incidents in Greenwood, Mississippi, from 1962-March 1964. A letter to President Johnson, appealing for federal protection for civil rights workers. An excellent and lengthy description of obstacles placed in the way of African-Americans' registering to vote in Mississippi. A letter from John Lewis to the head of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission discussing the firebombing of a Hattiesburg church. A rundown of House and Senate votes on the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. An urgent memo from James Forman, following the disappearance of civi
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