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SAVF-Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) papers (Social Action Vertical File, circa 1930-2002; Archives Main Stacks, MSS 577, Box 16, Folder 6)

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Council of Federated Organizations


This folder is composed primarily of documents detailing the nature and inner-workings of the Mississippi Freedom Schools. The bulk of the materials are academic curricula and lesson plans used by Freedom School teachers in educating their students. Also, present are correspondence introducing new volunteers to the program, histories relating the African American experience in the United States, and case studies in legislation affecting voting rights.
Reports And Surveys Memoranda Correspondence Curricula
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  1. Adam, Bidwell
  2. Agriculture
  3. Baker, Ella
  4. Baldwin, James
  5. Bardenelli, Harold
  6. Barrett, Russell
  7. Cameron, John E
  8. Civil Rights
  9. Cobb, Charlie
  10. Communism
  11. Community Centers
  12. Congress Of Racial Equality
  13. Council Of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
  14. Democratic National Convention (1960 : Los Angeles, Calif.)
  15. Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.)
  16. Democratic Party (Miss.)
  17. Demonstrations
  18. Discrimination
  19. Discrimination In Employment
  20. Dorrough, Charles M
  21. Douglass, Frederick
  22. Du Bois, W.E.B
  23. Eastland, James O
  24. Economic Conditions
  25. Education
  26. Farmer, James
  27. Freedom Rides
  28. Freedom Schools
  29. Freedom Vote
  30. Gandhi, Mohandas
  31. Garvey, Marcus
  32. Gray, Victoria
  33. Hamer, Fannie Lou
  34. Hayes, Elmer
  35. History
  36. Housing
  37. Houston, James M
  38. Hughes, Langston
  39. Intimidation
  40. John Birch Society
  41. Johnson, Paul
  42. Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
  43. Khan, Tom
  44. King, Martin Luther, Jr
  45. Ku Klux Klan
  46. Labor Unions
  47. Law
  48. Lewis, Ike
  49. Literacy Tests (Election Law)
  50. Lynd, Staughton
  51. Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  52. Mississippi Freedom Schools
  53. Mississippi Power And Light Company
  54. Moses, Robert
  55. Murder
  56. National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People
  57. Noble, Gus
  58. Nonviolence
  59. Patterson, Robert B
  60. Police
  61. Police Brutality
  62. Poverty
  63. Racism
  64. Republican Party (Miss.)
  65. Samstein, Mendy
  66. Sclc
  67. Smith, Lillian
  68. Social Classes
  69. Social Perception
  70. Social Status
  71. Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  72. Stembridge, Jane
  73. Stennis, John
  74. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  75. Teachers
  76. Thoreau, Henry David
  77. Threats
  78. Travis, Brenda
  79. True, Jim
  80. United States
  81. United States Commission On Civil Rights
  82. United States. Civil Rights Act Of 1957
  83. United States. Civil Rights Act Of 1964
  84. United States. Supreme Court
  85. Vardaman, James K
  86. Voter Registration
  87. Voting
  88. Wallace, George
  89. Washington, Booker T
  90. Watkins, Hollis
  91. White Citizens Councils
  92. White Supremacy Movements
  93. Whitten, Jamie
  94. Zinn, Howard

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