Movement Photographs of
Herbert Randall

From Faces of Freedom Summer

All photographs © Herbert Randall.

 

During Mississippi's Freedom Summer of 1964, volunteer Herbert Randall photographed the Forrest County project working in and around Hattiesburg and Palmers Crossing.
[© Herbert Randall]

 

Dorie Ladner of SNCC at the Freedom Summer training session in Ohio, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Doug Smith, COFO youth co-ordinator, Hattiesburg, MS, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Sandy Leigh, Freedom Summer Project Director, leading a political workshop at True Light Baptist Church. Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Freedom school library, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]  
Volunteer Lorne Cress (Chicago IL) pumping water in the yard of her hostess in Palmers Crossing, Mississippi, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall] Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld, Hattiesburg, MS, 1964. After being beaten by a racist with a tire iron while trying to register voters.

 

[© Herbert Randall]
Freedom School teacher Pete Werner after being assaulted by segregationists.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Folksingers Roger Johnson (left), and Pete Seeger (right) singing "We Shall Overcome at the Palmer's Crossing Community Center. 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]
Volunteer Barbara Schwartzbaum (New York) and a child at entrance to St. John United Methodist Church in Palmers Crossing, MS. 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Arthur Reese and freedom school students reading Ebony magazine which many of them had never seen before. Hattiesburg, MS, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Dick Landerman, Hattiesburg, MS, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

Sandra Adickes and freedom school students Ethel Murrel Stokes and Teresa Clark, Hattiesburg, MS, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Volunteer Jacob Blum preparing for MFDP registration at Mr. Zion Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

Denise Jackson, a Freedom School teacher from New York.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Local activist Gracie Hawthorne in front of SNCC's "One Man, One Vote" at COFO headquarters.

 

[© Herbert Randall] Folksinger Julius Lester (New York, NY) performing for Freedom School students Jessie Ann and Gloria May, Glenda Funchess, and Valmina Blackamont at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

 

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Free Southern Theater actress Denise Nicholas, who later starred in the television series In the Heat of the Night.

 

[© Herbert Randall] Sandy Leigh's political workshop at True Light Baptist Church. In the audience are local residents Sandra Blalock, Ann Conner, Audry and Myrtis Eastland, James Towners, Janice Walter, Shirley White, and Jerry Wilson and volunteers Nancy Ellin, William D. Jones (standing at his seat in the pew), and Peter Werner.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Volunteer Jim Nance, a minister, heading into the Black community to do voter registration canvassing.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Victoria Jackson Gray's MFDP headquarters during her campaign for the U.S. Senate.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Volunteer Anthony "Arrow" Beaulieu in front of True Light Baptist Church. Hattiesburg, MS, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Actors John O'Neal (a student at Southern Illinois University) and Gilbert Moses (New York), cofounders of the Free Southern Theater.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

COFO office, Hattiesburg, MS. From left to right, volunteers Terri Shaw, Joyce Brown, Nancy Ellin, Sheila Michaels, unknown.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

Participants singing "We Shall Overcome" in a mass meeting at True Light Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS, 1964.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

MFDP 5th Congressional District caucus at St. John United Methodist Church, Palmers Crossing, MS, 1964.

[© Herbert Randall]

 

MFDP 5th Congressional District caucus. Front row from left: local activists Marie Blalock, Peggy Jean Connor, and Vassie Patton.

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Volunteers, local residents, and COFO staff leaving St. Paul United Methodist Church after caucus.

 

[© Herbert Randall]

 

Victoria Jackson Gray, Hattiesburg and Palmers Crossing, Mississippi, 1964.

 


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