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Hodes--William Hodes papers , 1964 (Archives Main Stacks, SC 3080)

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Hodes, William


This 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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  1. Adams, Victoria Gray, 1926 2006
  2. Agriculture
  3. Arrest
  4. Arson
  5. Assault And Battery
  6. Beckwith, Byron De La
  7. Bender, Rita L
  8. Bombings
  9. Boycotts
  10. Carmichael, Stokely
  11. Chaney, James Earl, 1943 1964
  12. Church Buildings
  13. Civil Rights
  14. Congress Of Racial Equality
  15. Council Of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
  16. Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.)
  17. Demonstrations
  18. Dulles, Allen, 1893 1969
  19. Eastland, James Oliver, 1904 1986
  20. Farmer, James, 1920 1999
  21. Forman, James, 1928 2005
  22. Freedom Day
  23. Freedom Rides
  24. Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909 1998
  25. Goodman, Andrew, 1943 1964
  26. Hamer, Fannie Lou
  27. Handy, John
  28. Henderson, Slim
  29. Henry, Aaron, 1922 1997
  30. Hodes, Jane E
  31. Hodes, William
  32. Host Families
  33. Intimidation
  34. Jails
  35. Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908 1973
  36. Johnson, Paul B., 1916 1985
  37. Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932 2009
  38. Kennedy, Robert F., 1925 1968
  39. King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929 1968
  40. Kotz, David
  41. Labor Unions
  42. Lamb, Martha Turner
  43. Lawyers
  44. Lewis, John, 1940 Feb. 21
  45. Libraries
  46. Lott, Hardy
  47. Lynching
  48. Mass Media
  49. Mc Ghee, Clarence
  50. Mc Ghee, Jake
  51. Mc Ghee, Silas
  52. Mc Ghee, Willie
  53. Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  54. Moore, Philip
  55. Murder
  56. National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People
  57. Nonviolence
  58. Orris, Peter
  59. Parents
  60. Police Brutality
  61. Ryan, William F., 1922 1972
  62. Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939 1964
  63. Segregation
  64. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  65. Threats
  66. Till, Emmett, 1941 1955
  67. Travis, James
  68. United States
  69. United States. Civil Rights Act Of 1964
  70. United States. Department Of Justice
  71. United States. Federal Bureau Of Investigation
  72. Volunteers
  73. Voter Registration
  74. Whites
  75. Zellner, Bob
  76. Zellner, Dorothy M

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