Montgomery--Mississippi: Wednesdays in Mississippi (Lucile Montgomery papers, 1963-1967; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 44, Reel 2, Segment 27)
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DescriptionThis folder consists primarily of documents related to the women's group, "Wednesdays in Mississippi," an organization designed to offer communication, observation, and information from elite northern women to southern women interested in civil rights. The folder includes a list of members, the objectives of the group, a description of the "Mississippi way of life," an outline of the Freedom Summer program, a schedule of activities during a two-day stay in Mississippi, and--richest of all--first person accounts of visits to freedom school and community center sites during Freedom Summer. It also includes a lecture on "Mississippi: The Closed Society" by James W. Silver; a program from a performance of "In White America" by Martin B. Duberman; a UPI story about the women's visits to Mississippi, and a couple of letters from Miriam J. Ezelle, an advocate of a "separate but equal" policy, to the northern women. The group reassembled for a conference involving a number of workshops mostly
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