Hodes--William Hodes papers , 1964 (Archives Main Stacks, SC 3080)
@ Wisconsin Historical Society
DescriptionThis folder consists primarily of two kinds of documents, letters from a white volunteer to his parents, and letters and meeting minutes among members of the Mississippi Project Parents' Committee in New York City. The parents' primary intent was to persuade the federal government to provide protection to the civil rights workers, and their frustration can be seen in a flyer called "Our Powerless Government." In his weekly letters to his parents, William Hodes, a Harvard student working as a volunteer in Greenwood, describes in great detail his voter registration work; efforts to integrate movie theaters, restaurants, and swimming pools; the threats and intimidation he and his friends faced from the police; his first-hand observations of co-worker Stokely Carmichael; and tensions between SNCC workers and black youth over non-violence as a tactic.
Correspondence Clippings Meeting Minutes Press Releases Flyers And Handbills
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