Southern Freedom Movement Documents 1951-1968
Documents Listed by Organization
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This section contains original documents and materials created or distributed by Freedom Movement organizations during 1951-1968. Most of these documents are in PDF format.

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Documents Listed by Kind

Documents by Organization:

National & RegionalState & Local
CORE Documents
MCHR Documents
NAACP Documents
SCEF Documents
SCLC Documents   
SNCC Documents
SSOC Documents
SRC Documents
Govt. & Inst. Documents   
CIG Documents (Baltimore MD)
COFO/MFDP Documents (MS)
Delta Ministry Documents (MS)
FIS Documents (MS)
MIA Documents (Montgomery AL)
MFLU Documennts (MS)
RCNL Documennts (MS)
Legal Documents
Other Documents
See also Reports & Letters From the Field

Note: To keep prevent this list from growing too large, all organizational press releases are listed on Freedom Movement Press Releases

Collections of Documents Related to Major Events

Albany GA Movement (61-63)
ASCS Elections (64-67)
Birmingham Movement (56-66)
Black Power (65-68)
Citizenship Schools (54-??)
Chicago Freedom Movement (66)   
Freedom Rides (61)
Freedom Summer Projects (64)
Freedom Schools (64-65)
Grenada MS Movement (66)
Jackson, MS Movement (61-65)
Lowndes County, AL (65-67)
March on Washington (63)
MFDP Congressional Challenge (64-65)
Montgomery Bus Boycott (55-56)
Poor People's Campaign (67-68)
Poverty & Economic Justice (64-68)
School Desegregation (54-68)
SCLC's SCOPE Project (65-66)
Selma & March to Montgomery (63-65)
Sit-Ins of 1960-61
SNCC Founding Conference (60)
SNCC Waveland Conference (64)
Southern Student Org. Committee (64-68)
Vietnam War Opposition (65-68)
White House Conference on Civil Rights (66)

** CORE Documents **
(Congress of Racial Equality)
Jump to: 1950s, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966

Founded 1942.
CORE-Lator & CORE newsletters
Date Unknown CORE Materials
  A Civil Rights Mosaic, CORE? CRM background & context info.
 
1950s CORE Documents
1958A First Step Towards School Integration, Ann Holden, Nashville CORE.
 Chronology of Events: Nashville School Desegregation, 1955- 1958, Anna Holden, CORE. (See Nashville "Grade-a-Year" School Desegregation Scheme for background.)
 
1960 CORE Documents
1960CORE reprint: New York Times sit-in stories, Claude Sitton, Bernard Stengren, NY Times. February, 1960. See Sit-ins Sweep Across the South for background info.
1960?The Meaning of the Sit-Ins, James Robinson, CORE. Undated. (See Sit-ins Sweep Across the South for background info.)
1960Constitution of New Orleans CORE, September 1960
 
1961 CORE Documents
1961It Happened in Baton Rouge, U.S.A., Major Johns and Ronnie Moore. CORE pamphlet.
1961 Freedom Ride Support flyers, CORE. Chicago. May 1961.
  Freedom Ride Travel Costs, Requisition Procedure. (See Freedom Rides for background.)
1961 The Economics of Racism, Michael Harrington. CORE reprint of Commonweal article
1961National Director's Report to CORE National Convention, James Farmer, September.
1961CORE National Action Committee Minutes, October 12, 1961
1961CORE National Action Committee Minutes, November 27, 1961
1961CORE National Action Committee Minutes, December 15, 1961
1961Cracking the Colore Line, CORE Actions 1943-1961. (32-page pamphlet)
1961-62CORE Route 40 Campaign Flyer .
 
1962 CORE Documents
1962CORE National Action Committee Minutes, January 26, 1962
1962Staff Report by the National Director, James Farmer. May, 1962
1962 Albert Bigelow, Committee of Inquiry Testimony May, 1962
 James Farmer, Committee of Inquiry Testimony May, 1962
 James Peck, Committee of Inquiry Testimony May, 1962. (See Freedom Rides for background.)
1962CORE Freedom Highways Application. (See Freedom Highways in the Tarheel State for background.)
1962CORE Workshop, Mary Hamilton, July 1962
1962 CORE Sit-In Songs (24-page pamphlet)
1962 Final Release on the CORE National Convention (Pre-convention instructions)
1962CORE National Action Committee Minutes, June 1, 1962
????New Orleans CORE Project. Undated letter. (Possibly sent to members of community groups)
 
1963 CORE Documents
1963-65All About CORE. CORE information brochure.
1963CORE Rules for Action. The CORE procedures for Direct Action campaigns.
1963Why Didn't They Hit Back? Jhan & June Robbins, Redbook. CORE pamphlet.
1963Louisiana Story, 1963, CORE pamphlet. James Farmer
'63, '65Sit-In Arrest Warrants, 1963, 1965. Madison, FL.
1963CORE Membership Card.
1963-64This is CORE. Basic CORE recruitment and fundrasing flyer.
1963CORE National Convention, Summer
       Program Department Report, Gordon Carey
       Organization Department Report
       Community Relations Department Report
       Financial Report, Apfel & Englander, CPAs
1963?CORE: Guideline to Political Action, James McCain. 1963? 1964?
1963 An Abortion for a Pregnant State, Dave Dennis, CORE Field Secretary for Mississippi. Late 1963. (Report to CORE National Action Council & proposal for expanded CORE activity in Mississippi which led to Mickey & Rita Schwerner opening the Meridian project.)
1963Report to the CORE National Action Council November 1963 re Florida, Patricia Due, CORE.
1963 Letter to national CORE leaders Jim McCain and Marvin Rich re Mississippi situation and ideas for the summer of 1964, Dave Dennis, CORE. November 18, 1963
1963Proposed Voter Education Project for Louisiana: Rural and North, November, CORE. November, 1963.
1963The Meaning of Black Nationalism, Goron Carey, CORE. Winter 1963
 
1964 CORE Documents
????New Orleans CORE Voter Registration Report Weekly Tabulation, Nancy Herman & Doratha Smith, New Orleans CORE. Undated.
1964?Louisiana Citizenship Program, CORE.
1964?Where is Democracy, CORE Brochure, undated (possibly late 1963 or early 1964).
1964 New Orleans CORE Voter Registration Instructions, undated, assumed to be 1964
1964Report on Project to Desegregate the Sand Springs Oklahoma Public Schools, James Russell, CORE
1964CORE National Action Council Steering Committee Minutes, January 24, 1964.
1964 Freedom Ring Encircles Ticket Booth (New Orleans)  Doris Castle, CORE
1964Minutes, National Action Committee Meeting, February 21, 1964
1964 CORE Organization Department Report, Jim McCain. February, 1964. (Includes list of CORE chapters and voter registrations figures.)
1964 Report From Madison & Rankin Counties, Mary Ann Shupenko, CORE.
1964Workshops in Nonviolence — Why? CORE training in practical nonviolence.
1964Reference-check letter to Julian Bond about Sheila Michaels, James McCain, CORE. March 1964
1964CORE Orleans Parish Voter Registration Project, Steven Rubin, New Orleans CORE. March 27, 1964
1964CORE: Letters to Loews theaters re segregation, Oretha Castle, New Orleans CORE
1964We Will Not Stop Demonstrating!, Jack Weinberg, CORE
64-65 North Florida Citizenship Education Project 1964-65
64-65 Louisiana Summer Task Force Documents
1964Letter to Ronnie Moore, re Louisiana summer project, Marcia (no lastname), CORE. May 11
1964Letter to CORE leader James McCain re Louisiana voter registration, Unsigned, CORE. May 13
1964Letter to Ronnie Moore, re parishes for Louisiana summer project, Michael (Lesser?), CORE. May 14
1964 CORE Meridian project community center, Ed Hollander, CORE. May 14
1964Minutes, National Action Committee Meeting, June 30, 1964
1964?Southern CORE Staff and Locations. (Undated, possibly from the summer of 1964.)
1964Staff Qualifications, Regulations, and Conduct, Patricia Stephens Due, CORE field secretary. July, 1964
1964CORE 22nd Annual Convention notice, July 1964
1964 CORE Annual Convention Minutes, July 1964
1964CORE National Action Council Minutes, Ruth Turner, CORE. July 5, 1964
1964 Report on CORE action at Republican Convention, CORE. July 1964.
1964CORE Southern Regional Office: Function, Richard Haley, CORE. August 1964
63-64 Intimidations and Harassments Against Negroes and CORE Workers, Summer 1963 to Summer 1964, CORE
1964Louisiana — Summer 1964, the Students Report to Their Home Towns. CORE Pamphlet. (Published accounts from CORE's summer project in Louisiana)
1964The 1964 Civil Rights Law and What it Means For You! CORE? Author unknown.
1964CORE: Proposals From Southern Staff, unsigned CORE.
1964 National Action Council Minutes, CORE. September 26, 1964
1964 Relation of Southern Program to National Program, CORE Southern Regional Office. September, 1964
1964 Proposed Orientation Content, CORE Southern Regional Office. September, 1964
1964 Flyer for Gainsville FL CORE meeting, CORE. September, 1964
1964CORE Mississippi staff list as of September 1964
1964Proposed Plan of Action for CORE, undated 1964 (after Democratic Convention challenge)
1964CORE Community Center, Meridian MS.
1964 Yearly Report on Books, Equipment and Funds Received and Raised, and Shipments Made to CORE Southern Community Centers or Stored for Shipment, CORE Southern Education Project.
1964Persons Interested in Joining Staff, CORE North Florida project. October 1964
1964Report to CORE Southern Regional Conference, Gainesville FL, CORE. November, 1964
1964 Louisiana Parishes Population Report, CORE Southern Regional Office Research Department. November 19
1964-65CORE: Information Letters , Southern Regional Office Research Department.
1964 CORE Research Program, Judi Nusbaum, CORE Southern Regional Office. December 3, 1965
1964-65 Chronology on Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, CORE. (See Deacons for Defense & Justice for background.)
 
1965 CORE Documents
1965The CORE Southern Office: What it Does, Richard Haley, CORE.
64? 65? CORE Political Programs from Southern Office, undated (presumed late 1964 or early 1965)
64? 65? A Community Center for Meridian Mississippi (Lauderdale County), unsigned (presumed by a CORE member). Undated (probably late 1964-1966).
1964? 65?Do the Farm Programs in Your Area Discriminate? CORE? Undated, probably 1965
1965?Louisiana College Campus Report, CORE Southern Regional Office. Undated, probably 1965
1965CORE in the South September-December 1964, Richard Haley, CORE Southern Director. January 28, 1965
1965?Proposal for student conferences in Louisiana, CORE Southern Regional Office. Undated, possibly 1965.
1965CORE Louisiana voter registration statistics, 1965
1965Scholarship, Education, and Defense Fund for Racial Equality (brochure and report), CORE. 1965
1965Federal Funds Report #3, re college scholarships. 1965
1965 Financial Report CORE Meridian Project, Sandy Watt, CORE. January, 1965
1965 Statement of Arrest, Le Ann Faucette, CORE. Quincy Florida, January 29, 1965
c1965Example CORE Personnel Information Sheets
1965?CORE Radio Rules & Codes (Louisiana)
1965 CORE Volunteer Contract. (How, where, when, and why this was used is unknown.)
1965CORE: Outline of Southern Program for Summer 1965, undated.
1965 Documents From CORE Southern Region Workshop, CORE, Southern Office, January 1965
1965Mississippi Council of Federated Organizations, CORE Mississippi Field Staff. (Explains COFO to Louisiana CORE Staff for January 1965 Staff Conference)
1965 CORE 1965 (New Orleans), Matt Suarez.
1965CORE ~ Louisiana in Brief. 14-page report/analysis.
1965 Tentative Program for New Orleans CORE, January, 1965
1965 Field Report — Washington Parish, LA (Bogalusa). January, 1965
1965CORE Personell Record: Doratha Smith, January, 1965
1965Why We Protest, A.Z. Young, Bogalusa Civic & Voter League. Undated, 1965. See Confronting the Klan in Bogalusa With Nonviolence & Self-Defense for background info.
1965 Bogalusa, Lousiana, Incident Summary, January 25 - February 21, 1965
 Bogalusa, Lousiana, Incident Summary, January 28 - July 1, 1965. (See Confronting the Klan in Bogalusa With Nonviolence & Self-Defense for background.)
1965Summary of Incidents in Bogalusa, Lousisiana, April 7-9, 1965
1965Jonesboro-Bogalusa Project, Lawrance chapter of CORE, March, 1965. (See Deacons for Defense & Justice and Confronting the Klan in Bogalusa With Nonviolence & Self-Defense for background.)
1965Meridian Project, CORE. Undated possibly February 1965
1965North Florida Citizen Education Project History, Ed Hollander, CORE Southern Regional Office. March 1965
1965Partial List of Racial Murders in the South, April 1963-March 1965, CORE Southern Regional Office
1965 Let's Have a Peoples' Conference, Mike Losser, CORE. May, 1965
1965 Report on the Arrest of Charles Williams, Bogalusa LA, April. Will Ussery, CORE. (See Confronting the Klan in Bogalusa With Nonviolence & Self-Defense for background.)
1965College Students Needed for CORE Summer Project, CORE brochure.
1965 It's Going to be an Expensive Summer..., CORE, Bogalusa, LA fund-appeal letter. (See Confronting the Klan in Bogalusa With Nonviolence & Self-Defense for background.)
1965 CORE Scouting Report of Natchitoches Parish, J. Rollins. April, 1965
1965 Summer Parish Scouting Report — St. Tammany Parish, Loria Davis, Mimi Feingold, Howard Messing, CORE
1965 CORE Summer Projects, 1965
1965 CORE Summer Project Orientation — Educational Program Workshop
1965School Workshop Booklet (First Draft), CORE - Mississippi. May 1965.
1965 CORE Convention Agenda, Durham, NC, July, 1965
1965CORE Freedom News (newsletter, Madison Parish Louisiana), August 6, 1965
1965 CORE ASCS Election Flyer, Lousiana.
1965Statement of Vernon Smith, regarding violence in Ferriday, LA. November 11, 1965
 
1966 CORE Documents
1966 CORE Citizenship Education Workshop, Minutes From State Meeting, July, 1966. Frogmore, SC

**Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) Documents **

See Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) Founded for background.
1964Medical Committee for Human Rights brochure.
1964A Medical Service for the Civil Rights Movement Statement of Purpose, Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR). August 1, 1964.
1964Special Report: Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), Jerome Tobis, Aron Wells, Leslie Falk, Elliott Hurwitt. Fall 1964.
1964-68MCHR Manual for Volunteers. Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR)
1965Letter to Joan Gavin re training Blacks to be nurses. Ruth Steiner, MCHR.
1965 Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) Supports the Challenge of the MFDP, September 1965. See MFDP Congressional Challenge for background.
1966 Report on Alabama MCHR Project Jan 26 - March 20. Author unknown.

** NAACP Documents **
(National Association for Advancement of Colored People)
Jump to: Pre-1950s, 1950s, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966

Pre-1950s NAACP Documents
1909NAACP Founded
1916How the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Began, Mary White Ovington, NAACP, Re-issued 1954.
1940s? A B Cs of Mass Pressure, NAACP. 1940s or early 1950s. 17-page manuual on building issue campaigns.
 
1950s NAACP Documents
????Questionaire on Practical Politics in Your Community, NAACP. Undated.
1951Stop This Murder! NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund (Inc Fund) flyer regarding Groveland FL rape frame-up of 1949.
????NAACP Discrimination Complaint Form. (Undated, possibly from the 1950s)
1954What Negroes Want Now, Walter White, NAACP. (Post-Brown interview)
1955Rosa Parks' Workshop Notes ~ Highlander Center (Summer 1955). (Integration workshop attended by Rosa Parks before she sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.)
1955Minutes, Montgomery NAACP, Rosa Parks, Secretary
1956 NAACP Its Program and Objectives, recruitment brochure. May 1956
1956 Letter to Thurgood Marshall re Alabama Attack on NACCP, Mobile, NAACP. (See Southern States Try to Destroy NAACP for background.)
1956NAACP An American Organization, June 1956. (Issued in the context of the anti-communist witch-hunts of the "McCarthy era" when NAACP was being outlawed as a "subversive" organization. See Southern States Try to Destroy NAACP).
1957 Integration Crises in the South, Roy Wilkins, NAACP. Speech delivered in Charlotte NC, October, 1957.
1957 Letter to Roy Wilkins re Little Rock Nine, Daisy Bates. (See The Little Rock Nine for background.)
1958Don't be a Free Rider, NAACP recruitment flyer
1958Voter Registration & NAACP Membership Questionaire, Baltimore MD
1958Mississippi NAACP Newsletter: April, September
1959 Letter to Senator Hennings, re lynchings, C.R. Darden, Mississippi NAACP. May 1959
1959 NAACP flyer advertising address by Roy Wilkins, C.R. Darden, Mississippi NAACP. May 1959
1958 Memo to a Mississippi NAACP Branch Regarding Memberships, Medgar Evers, NAACP. July, 1958. See Southern States Try to Destroy NAACP for background & context.
1959Memo: 1959 to be Banner Year for MS NAACP C.R. Darden, MS NAACP. January, 1959
1959NAACP report to branch officers, C.R. Darden, Mississippi NAACP. June 7, 1959
1959The Single Issue in the Robert Williams Case. NAACP's self-justification for suspending Robert Williams. (See Robert Williams & Armed Self-Defense in Monroe NC for background.)
1959 NAACP National Board meeting report, C.R. Darden, Mississippi NAACP. September, 1959
1959Annual Report, C.R. Darden, NAACP. November 7, 1959
 
1960 NAACP Documents
1960Voter Registration Activities of the NAACP
1960Memorandum: Mississippi NAACP Annual Meeting Announcement, C.R. Darden, Mississippi NAACP. January 1960
1960Letter to Mississippi Senator Stennis re lynching, C.R. Darden, Mississippi NAACP. February 1960
1960Expanded Racial Defense Policy, NAACP. Call for consumer boycotts in response to sit-ins. (See Sit-ins Sweep Across the South for background.)
1960The Meaning of the Sit-Ins, Roy Wilkins, NAACP. 12-page pamphlet.
1960Dear branch officer (re school picture case), C.R. Darden, Mississippi NAACP. April 8, 1960
1960Denial of Gasoline to Negro Voters in Fayette County Tennessee, Roy Wilkins, NAACP. July 1960. See Fayette County Tent City for Evicted Voters for background info.
1960Resolution regarding Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, Medgar Evers, NAACP. July, 1960. See Mississippi Sovereignty Commissionfor background info.
1960Voter Service, John Brooks, Virginia NAACP. July 15, 1960
1960 The Street Where You Live, NAACP. 16-page comic book urging voter registration and political action.
 
1961 NAACP Documents
1960Memo: Expanded Racial Defense Policy, Mississippi NAACP. April, 1960
1961Operation Mississippi, Mississippi NAACP. April 13, 1961
 
1962 NAACP Documents
1962-65 Coahoma County NAACP Newsletter, sample issues 1962-1965. Mississippi.
1962The Day They Changed Their Minds. NAACP pamphlet about the sit-ins. (See Sit-ins Sweep Across the South for background.)
1962 NAACP memo re national spelling bee discrimination, Gloster Current, NAACP. January 31, 1962
1962Memo re voter registration, John Brooks, Virginia NAACP. March 1962
1962 NAACP memo on Albany Georgia, Roy Wilkins, NAACP. July 31, 1962. See Albany GA, Movement for background info.
1962 Letter to President Kennedy re Meredith & 'Ole Miss, NAACP. September 21st. (See James Meredith Desegregates 'Ole Miss for background.)
1962Dear friend and supporter of freedom, Aaron Henry, NAACP. October 8. 1962
1962Mississippi NAACP Annual Session: Conference Statement, November 1-4, 1962
1962 Action for Freedom, South Carolina NAACP Annual Report, 1962. I. DeQuincey Newman, NAACP
 
1963 NAACP Documents
1963 Emancipation Proclamation Centennial, event flyer. NAACP, McComb, MS.
1963NAACP Acts Despite Alabama Ban, Your Association and the Birmingham Crises, NAACP. May 1963. See Birmingham — the Children's Crusade for background info.
1963 Permission to Discuss and Resolve Grievances Pertinent to Interracial Good Will and Understanding, letter to City of Clarksdale MS, Aaron Henry, NAACP. July 4, 1963
1963Jackson, MS Movement Documents, (Multiple Documents)
1963Action Memo No. 2 — Civil Rights Bills National Civil Rights Legislative Conference re civil rights bill. NAACP. August 6, 1963
1963From Morning Until Night...Humiliation Stalks Them, Senate testimony, Roy Wilkins, NAACP. July 1963
1963Negroes Vote for Freedom - Protest Disenfranchisement, NAACP Policy Directive 1, August 14, 1963
Mississippi Vote for Freedom, NAACP Policy Directive 2, August 16, 1963
See Freedom Ballot in MS for background info.
1963Your One Vote Counts, Virginia NAACP Voter Registration Committee, Sept. 1963
1963You Can Kill a Man But You Can't Kill an Idea, NAACP membership and fund appeal. (See Medgar Evers Assassination for background.)
1963Murder Inc. Jackson Movement Information Bulletin, re assasinations of Medgar Evers and John F. Kennedy. NAACP, undated (possibly December 1963)
 
1964 NAACP Documents
1964 New Orleans NAACP Newsletter, January
1964 The Ultimate Conquest of Negro Economic Inequality, Ernest Calloway, NALC, NAACP, January 1964
1964Dear Friend of Freedom, Coahoma County NAACP, Office of "The Cryer." April 12, 1964
1964 Operation Freedom: Mississippi - 1964. NAACP Freedom Summer recruitment brochure.
1964Dear Friend, fundraising appeal letter, NAACP Inc Fund. December 8, 1964
1964 South Carolina NAACP Annual Report, I. DeQuincey Newman, NAACP. 1964
 
1965 NAACP Documents
????Ballots, Bullets, and Blood, NAACP. Undated, 1965 or later.
 
1966 NAACP Documents
1966Memo to NAACP: Official Guidelines for Voter Education Project Grants, John Brooks, NAACP, Vernon Jordan, VEP. February 17, 1966
1966 NAACP Letter to Supporters re Black Power, Roy Wilkins

** SCEF Documents **
(Southern Conference Education Fund)

Jump to: 1950s, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 & later,

Founded 1946. Sample Letter to Start Chain SCEF (fund appeal) spring, 1964.
 
1950s SCEF Documents
1958Memo & Notes re Atlanta HUAC Hearings, Jim Dombrowski, SCEF. August 1958.
 
1960 SCEF Documents
1960? Give Decency a Chance in the South, SCEF brochure. Undated, probably 1960 or 61.
 
1961 SCEF Documents
 
1962 SCEF Documents
1962 Report on white southern student project, Bob Zellner, SCEF. May 1962 (for 61-62 school year)
 
1963 SCEF Documents
????Faith South, Southern Conference Education Fund, fundrising brochure. Undated (possibly 1963).
1963The Attack on the Southern Conference Education Fund! Student Civil Liberties Coordinating Committee, Noveber or December, 1963
 
1964 SCEF Documents
1964?SCEF Board of Directors & Advisory Committee, circa 1964
1964?Proposed Fields of Work for SCEF in Period Ahead, Unsigned, SCEF. Undated (assumed spring of '64)
1964SCEF Report: Work Since Fall 1963 Board Meeting, Anne Braden. undated (presumed early 1964)
1964 House Un-American Activities Committee: Bulwark of Segregation, Anne Braden, SCEF.
1964Dear Friend of Civil Rights (re state attempt to destroy SCEF), Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, James Dombrowski, SCEF. January 25.
1964Desperate Need for Food in Mississippi, Jim Dombrowski, SCEF. January 23, 1964. See Greenwood Food Blockade for background info.
1964Fact Sheet Mississippi Summer Project: the White Community Too
1964 Upside Down Justice - the Albany Case, National Committee for the Albany Defendants ~ SCEF
1964
 
1965 SCEF Documents
1965 Today's Great Issues: A Call to Action Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) brochure
 
1966 SCEF Documents
 
1967 SCEF Documents
1967Grass Roots Organizing Work (GROW), Dorothy & Bob Zellner. Proposal for organizing & education in an Alabama white community. January, 1967
 The Care and Feeding of Power Structures Revisited, Jack Minnis, SCEF. 1967
 
1968 & Later SCEF Documents
1968There Are 40 Million Whites in the South? Who Will Organize Them? SCEF. Date unknown, possibly 1968.
1968 Lessons of Laurel: Grassroots Organizing in the South, Bob Analavage & Dottie Zellner, SCEF.
1975Struggle in Today's South. (SCEF Fundraising Calendar, with state-by-state historic references.)

** SCLC Documents **
(Southern Christian Leadership Conference)
Jump to: 1950s, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968

SCOPE Project Documents (in separate collection)

See Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Founded for background.

See also SCLC Newsletters & Press Releases
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1950s SCLC Documents
1954-196?SCLC Citizenship Schools, (Multiple documents)
1957Statement to the South and the Nation (Jan).
 Southern Negroes Leaders Conference agenda. (Founding of SCLC as an organization, August)
????SCLC Constitution & Bylaws ,
1958Memo: Crusade for Citizenship, January 1958. Martin Luther King, SCLC. See Crusade for Citizenship — SCLC for background info.
1958SCLC Crusade for Citizenship,
1958Steps to Full Freedom (Crusade for Citizenship), SCLC.
1958?Crusade for Citizenship, SCLC brochure.
1958Some Reasons Why Churches Should Take the Lead in Registration and Voting, SCLC. May 1958
1959 Recent efforts in interest of Fall meeting in Columbia and Voter-registration program, memo to SCLC Leadership, Ella Baker. July 1959
1959SCLC Memorandum: Personnel Practices and Office Equipment, Ella Baker, SCLC. October 22, 1959
1959 Memorandum: SCLC as a Crusade, Ella Baker. SCLC. October 23, 1959
1959Why We March
 Presidential Delegation Statement. (See Youth March for Integrated Schools for background.)
 
1960 SCLC Documents
1960Heed Their Rising Voices, New York Times advertisment.
1960 SCLC: Report of the Director to the Executive Board, October, 1960. Wyatt T. Walker
1961 SCLC: Report of the Director, Semi-Annual Report, SCLC, Nov. 1 - April 30, 1961
1960?SCLC, Brochure describing SCLC officers and staff. 1960? 1961?
 
1961 SCLC Documents
1961Voter Registration Program Outline
1961?This is SCLC. Brochure, 1961?
1961Toward the Beloved Community - Story of the Nashville Christian Leadership Conference, 11-page pamphlet covering history and directory of NCLC from 1958-1961.
1961Report of Meeting of May 26, 1961 (re Freedom Rides), James Wood, SCLC. See Freedom Ridesfor background info.
1961SCLC Treasurer's Report, Fiscal year September 1960 - August 1961, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, SCLC Treasurer.
1961 Program, SCLC Annual Meeting.
1961 SCLC Affiliates, August 1961
1961 Report of the Director, SCLC Annual Meeting, Wyatt T. Walker. September.
 
1962 SCLC Documents
1962The SCLC Voter Registration Prospectus for 1962
1962 SCLC Affiliates, February, 1962
1962Affidavit of Wyatt Walker re arrest and insanity examination in Shreveport.
1962 Report on Voter Registration Work, Jack O'Dell, SCLC. September 1962
 
1963 SCLC Documents
1963Mass Meeting Program Alabama Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Selma Alabama, March 21, 1963. (See Selma — Cracking the Wall of Fear for background.)
1963I Have a Dream speech, Martin Luther King
1963Announcement: SCLC Seventh Annual Convention Richmond, VA, September 1963
1963Report and Proposal for Massive Nonviolent Civil Disobedience in Montgomery, Diane Nash Bevel, September, 1963.
1963Report of Special Projects Sept 1962-Sept 1963, John Lawson, SCLC. Re nonviolence training.
63? 64? Operation Dialogue, Harry Boyte, SCLC. Undated (possibly 1963, or 1964)
 
1964 SCLC Documents
1964SCLC: Handbook for Freedom Army Recruits, Alabama, spring 1964
1964 Annual Report of Martin Luther King to SCLC Convention (September)
 
1965 SCLC Documents
1965 To Secure Civil Rights in Alabama..., Spring, 1965
 Let There Be Understanding of the Call to Boycott in Alabama, Spring, 1965. (See Alabama Boycott & Montgomery Direct Action? for background.)
1965The Alabama Legislature is a Fraud, SCLC? Undated, probably related to failed Montgomery direct action campaign, spring '65. (See SCOPE Project for background.)
1965 List of Beats & Beat Captains, Hale County Alabama, SCLC. May 1965
1965 SCLC Alabama Report, SCLC. June 12, 1965.
1965SCLC Financial Report, September 1964 - June 1965
1965Summer Community Organizing Political Education (SCOPE), June 1965 - March 1966 (Multiple Documents)
1965Dr. King's 1st Statement on Vietnam, August '65.
1965Address on Future Direction of Movement, Andrew Young, SCLC, August '65.
1965Selma Free College the 2nd Month, Dennis Coleman, Donna Smith, Charles Fager (SCLC). August 22 1965
1965SCLC Incident Reports, September
1965SCLC Report on Field Activities, October
1965Alabama Registration Statistics (re SCOPE project), SCLC Report. November 1965
1965SCLC Memo: More Effective Implementation of the Voting Rights Act, Rau, Harrington, Farris. November 15, 1965
1965SCLC Report & Fundraising Letter, Hosea Williams. November 1965.
1965-66Birmingham Voter Registration Campaign (Multiple documents)
 
1966 SCLC Documents
1966Birmingham Voter Registration Project (report), Jo Freeman.
1966Chicago Freedom Movement (Multiple Documents)
1966 Minutes from Alabama State-Wide, Non-Partisan Polltical Meeting, SCLC ~ Confederation of Alabama Non-Partisan Organizations. February 26
1966Confederaton of Alabama Political Organizations (COAPO), SCLC. April 1966. (See Alabama Elections for background.)
1966COAPO Committee Registration Form for Jeffery Davis, SCLC. April 1966
1966Suggested Thing to Do for the Election (re Alabama primaries), SCLC. April-May. (See Alabama Elections for background.)
1966Three Field Reports from Hale County (re May primary election), Bruce Hartford, SCLC
1966 Poll Watcher Training, SCLC. April 1966
1966 Poll Watcher Instructions, SCLC. May 3 and 31, 1966
1966 Candidates Who Participated in the Historic May 3, 1966 Primary (Alabama), SCLC/COAPO.(See Alabama Elections for background.)
1966Proposal for Voter Education Project, SCLC to VEP
1966Documents of the Grenada MS Movement
1966Report to SCLC's 10th Annual Convention, Dr. Martin Luther King. August, 1966
1966Letter to the President (re Greenville AFB occupation and poverty in Mississippi), Martin Luther King, SCLC. August 10, 1966
1966 Statement on Poverty, Black Power, and Political Power, Martin Luther King.
1966Reflections on Years Past and Years to Come, Andy Young, SCLC.
 
1967 SCLC Documents
1967Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, Martin Luther King
 Address to Anti-War Marchers, Martin Luther King
1967The Other America, Martin Luther King
1967SCLC Field & Administrative Staff.
1967Does Martin Luther King Have the Right to Speak Out on Peace?. (SCLC pamphlet.)
1967 Statement Announcing Poor People's Campaign, Martin Luther King. December 4, 1967.
 
1968 SCLC Documents
1968SCLC Board Members 1967-1968
1968 Poor People's Campaign brochure, SCLC. Spring 1968.
1968 Letter to Supporters Regarding Poor People's Campaign, Martin Luther King. April, 1968.
1968?Poor People's Campaign Checklist (for supporters), Bernard Lafayette, SCLC. Undated
1968 Draft: To the President, Congress, and Supreme Court of the United States, Unsigned, assumed to be Dr. King and perhaps others associated with SCLC. February 6, 1968. (Working draft of Economic Bill of Rights explanation for the Poor Peoples Campaign)
1968Economic Bill of Rights, SCLC ~ Martin Luther King
1968 Have Sanitation Workers a Future? Community on the Move for Equality. (Memphis Gargage Strike boycott leaflet.)
1968 Flyer Calling for March for Justice and Jobs, Memphis Garbage Workers Strike. March, 1968. (Unsigned, assumed to be Community on the Move for Equality or AFSCME or both.)
1968Minutes SCLC Poor Peoples Campaign staff meeting, March 28, 1968
1968Dr. King and SCLC — Powerful Action for Change, March 31. Soul Force (SCLC Journal)
1968I Have Been to the Mountain Top, Martin Luther King
1968Program: Martin Luther King Funeral,
1968?Sunshine (Ben Owens), SCLC. Undated, believed to be 1968

** SNCC Documents **
(Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee)
Jump to: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968

See Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Founded for background. tr>
  Student Voice & SNCC Internal Newsletters
  The Movement Friends of SNCC Newspaper 1965-70
 Map of SNCC Projects (From SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference)
 
1960 SNCC Documents
1960 An Appeal for Human Rights, Atlanta students. (See Atlanta Sit-ins for background.)for background.)
1960Documents from the SNCC Founding Conference (Multiple documents)
1960Report of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Ella Baker. May, 1960. (Report of the temporary coordinating committee elected at the Raleigh conference.)
1960SNCC Communications Report, June-July.
1960 Working Draft of Statement Submitted by SNCC to the Platform Committee of the National Democratic Convention, Marion Barry, Bernard Lee, John Mack, SNCC. July 7, 1960.
1960SNCC Campus Information Form. (For student organizing)
1960Memo on the Student Voice, Marion Barry, SNCC. Fall 1960
1960SNCC Conference — October 1960, Atlanta, GA
 Invitees
 Agenda
 Rules Adopted
 Decisions Adopted
1960 Mass meeting flyer (re sit-ins), SNCC. Atlanta, GA, October, 1960
1960 SNCC Flyer: Election Day Action, North and South, November 8, 1960
1960SNCC Meeting Minutes, November 1960
 
1961 SNCC Documents
1961SNCC: Meeting Minutes February 3-5, 1961, Atlanta GA
1961Support letter to all "sit-in" students in jail in York County Jail, SC., National Union of Ghana Students. March 8, 1961.
1961SNCC: Meeting Minutes & Summary April 21-23, 1961, Charlotte, NC.
1961Partial List of Freedom Riders, SNCC. As of late May, 1961
1961SNCC Meeting Minutes, June 9-10, 1961
1961SNCC Meeting Minutes, July 14, 1961
1961 Students Face Mississippi Violence for You! SNCC fundraising flyer for McComb Movement. (See Voter Registration & Direct-Action in McComb MS for background.)
1961Dear SNCC Member, Ed King, SNCC. September 12, 1961
1961SNCC Staff Meeting Minutes, October 8-10, 1961
1961SNCC Statement of policy of the Excecutive Committee Concerning Fundraising for SNCC by Other Organizations, October 29, 1961.
1961 SNCC Chronology, Summer 1961, Unsigned
1961Proposal by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC (re Albany Movement), November 15, 1961. (See Albany GA, Movement for background.)
 
1962 SNCC Documents
1962Recent Progress of the Jackson Nonviolent Movement, Paul Brooks, SNCC. Undated, probably February, 1962.
1962Memo: Re Meeting With Belafonte, Walter (no last name), SNCC. See Voter Registration & Direct Action in McComb for background info.
1962 Minutes of SNCC Regional Meeting — Atlanta Georgia, March 24, 1962
1962SNCC: Report on Spring Conference, April 27-29, 1962
1962SNCC Constitution, as revised April.
1962?Address List: SNCC Field Offices & Friends of SNCC Groups
1962 Letter to Web Owens (McComb, MS), Ella Baker
1962Albany Manifesto, Albany Movement, July.
1962Economy of Ruleville, Mississippi, Charles Cobb and Charles McLaurin, SNCC. See Greenwood Food Blockade for background.)
1962Voice of Ruleville (MS, SNCC/COFO, October 19, 1962. (Local newsletter)
1962 SNCC: Leadership Training Institute Program, Nashville, TN. November 1962.
1962Student Nonviolent Movement of the Nashville Christian Leadership Council, John Lewis & Elizabeth Harbour. November call to action.
1962 Report on Work in Marshall County (MS). Frank Smith, SNCC
1962? Suggested Program of Support for SNCC. Undated, probably 1962
 
1963 SNCC Documents
1963?SNCC: Press Procedures, unsigned (possibly James Forman). Undated (possibly incomplete)
1963 Letter to Jim [Forman?], from Greenwood MS. Sam Block, SNCC. (See Greenwood Food Blockade for background.)
1963 SNCC Workers Out on $3,000 Bail After Charges of Dope Possession, January. SNCC reprint of Atlanta Inquirer Article. (See Greenwood Food Blockade for background.)
1963 Report on Mississippi Project for 1962, Bob Moses, SNCC
1963 Description of County. SNCC county organizing research & questionaire sheet.
1963SNCC Constitution, as revised April.
1963   SNCC. Basic SNCC organizing brochure from 1963.
1963Violence Stalks Voter-Registration Workers in Mississippi. SNCC, March 12, 1963
1963The Power of the Dixiecrats, Tom Hayden. SNCC/SDS, Spring, 1963. (Presented at SNCC conference, then republished by SDS). (See Marching For Freedom in Greenwood for background.)
1963 Big Business Supports Segregation in Birmingham, SNCC flyer. (See Birmingham — the Children's Crusade for background.)
1963 SNCC Testimony, House Judiciary Committee, May 28, 1963
 Appendix A: Survey of Current Field Work, Spring 1963
 Appendix B: Robert Moses et al v Robert Kennedy & J.E. Hoover
 Appendix C: Report on Leflore County
 Appendix D: Chronology of Abuses
 (These documents and testimoney were regarding a voting rights bill introduced by Rep. Emanual Celler in April 1963.)
1963 Danville, VA (Police violence). Louis Nasper
1963Student Voice, Albany Georgia, Summer '63. Vol I, No. 3
1963 Halt Justice Department Persecution. (SNCC petition distributed at March on Washington to oppose the Federal "Jury Tampering" Frameup in Albany GA.)
1963 Voting Rights Affidavits, Lee County, GA, SNCC. (See Americus GA Movement & "Seditious Conspiracy" for background.)
1963 SNCC: Survey of Current Field Work May, 1963. (As presented to Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed Civil Rights Act.)
1963What Have I Personally Done to Maintain Segregation? White Citizens Council newspaper ad from Selma, reprinted by SNCC for fundraising.
1963Danville Virginia (Pamphlet)
1963 Danville Support Demonstration Letter, NYC SNCC Office, July 13, 1963.
1963Rugged, Ragged "Snick:" What It Is and What It Does, SNCC reprint of Chicago Daily News article. July 10, 1963
1963 Gadsden, AL (The Gadsden Movement). Eric Rainey
????Notes & comments on SNCC early years, Unsigned SNCC activist. Undated
1963 Jackson Mississippi (Police harassment)  Ivanhoe Donaldson, SNCC
1963 SNCC Executive Committee Minutes, September 6-9, 1963.
1963Operation Mississippi: One Man One Vote Campaign, SNCC Mississippi staff. September, 1963. See Freedom Ballot in MS for background info.
1963? Letter to SNCC About Direct Action, Courtland Cox, SNCC
1963Letter from Fannie Lou Hamer (To SNCC supporters in the North)
1963 The General Condition of the Mississippi Negro, October, 1963. 18-page research report.
1963Six Month Report, SNCC Chairmanm, John Lewis, July-Dec.
1963Report: White Southern Student Project, Sam Shirah.
1963SNCC Executive Commitee Minutes, December.
63? 64?The Movement Needs You, SNCC. Late '63 or early '64, appeal to Black college students.
1963? Operation Mississippi, SNCC Mississippi Staff. Undated. (Most likely from late '63. Superseded by later plans for Freedom Summer)
1963SNCC Field Offices & Staff as of October 24, 1963
1963? Memo to SNCC Executive Committee re Mississippi Project, Bob Moses. Fall 1963? (See Freedom Ballot in MS for background.)
1963 Notes From SNCC Staff Workshop, December 1963
63? 64? What is an Organizer?, Mike Miller, SNCC. (Possibly written in late '63 or early '64 for a SNCC staff meeting.)
63? 64? SNCC: Freedom Singers and Freedom Songbook advertisement flyer, undated possibly late '63 or early '64
63? 64?SNCC: Proposal for a Documentary Program in Photography, Matt Herron, SNCC. Late 1963 or early 1964
63? 64? Backgrounds of SNCC workers in Mississippi, Unsigned. Undated (possibly late 1963)
 
1964 SNCC Documents
1964?SNCC advertising brochure for The Movement, undated, probably 1964.
1964Resolution presented to Atlanta Board of Education, January 20, 1964. SNCC, NAACP, COAHR.
1964 SNCC Financial Audit for 1963
1964 Hattiesburg Mississippi, Freedom Day, SNCC. January 22, 1964 See Freedom Day in Hattiesburg for background info.
1964 SNCC Minutes of Meeting in Hattiesburg Discussing the Summer Project, January 24, 1964. (Note that dates of "1963" on the document are incorrect. See Mississippi Summer Project for background.)
1964 Report Concerning the Louis Allen Case, 1964, Bob Moses, SNCC
 Information Concerning the Killing of Louis Allen ..., Unsigned (Bob Moses?) (See Louis Allen Murdered for background.)
1964 Further Incidents in Southwest Mississippi at Time of Louis Allen Killing and Shortly After, 1964. SNCC
1964SNCC Fact Sheet Hattiesburg Mississippi, undated (probably 1964)
1964 The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Mike Miller, SNCC. (Given on the 5th anniversary of the The Greensboro Sit-Ins
1964Atlanta Georgia (re SNCC-led protests). SNCC, 1963-64.
1964SNCC Pay Stub & Hire Note
1964Reference-check letter to Julian Bond about Sheila Michaels, James McCain, CORE. March 1964
1964SNCC Coodinating Committee Roster, March.
???? Proposals for Work With Women's Groups, Joyce Barrett, SNCC. Undated.
1964 Memo From the SNCC Finance Office, April 18, 1964
1964 Proposal or Suggestion to the Executive Committee, April 18, 1964, James Bolton, SNCC. (Re: assistance for John Lewis.)
1964?Personnel Credentials of the Atlanta SNCC Office, undated, believed to be 1964.
1964Outline of Mississippi Project Areas, undated, unsigned. (County by county analyssis. Assumed to be a COFO planning document.)
1964 Memo From the SNCC Finance Office, April 18, 1964
1964SNCC Executive Committee Minutes. April 18-19.
1964SNCC Statement on the CORE New York World Fair Stall In, April, 19th. (To protest racism and discrimination in America, CORE called for a freeway stall-in on the opening day of the fair.)
1964How CORE Views the Fair: Symbol of American Hypocrisy, April 1964. (NY World's Fair)
1964SNCC Executive Commitee Minutes, May.
1964 The SNCC Explosion, report, analysis, & proposals. (Ruby Doris Robinson? Ruby Searles?)
1964Mississippi: Chronology of Violence and Intimidation Since 1961, 19-page SNCC pamphlet from Spring 1964.
1964Subversion of the Fifteenth Amendment in Mississippi, unsigned, possibly COFO or MFDP.
Mississippi: Subversion of the Right to Vote. SNCC pamphlet version from Spring 1964.
1964Genocide in Mississippi, 12-page SNCC pamphlet.
1964Current Status of Mississippi Legislation, 1964. Analysis of laws proposed or enacted in response and opposition to Black demands for civil rights.
1964Freedom Summer & Freedom School Documents, (Multiple Documents).
1964 Mississippi Summer Project Workers in State as of June 29, 1964, COFO report
1964 Conduct for Vigil, Friends of SNCC, Los Angeles, CA. (Federal Building vigil after discovery of Chaney, Schwerner, Goodman bodies in MS.)
1964Mississippi Summer Project: Administrative Structure of Jackson COFO Office, undated Includes personnel assignments
1964Mississippi Summer Project: Running Summary of Incidents, June 16 — August 26, 1964. SNCC. (See 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Events for background.)
1964 Recruiting of New Volunteers for Work in Mississippi, August, 1964, Betty Garman, SNCC.
1964SNCC Executive Committee Meeting, September
 Executive Committee Members, September?
 Minutes, September 4
 Project & Student Voice Reports, September 5
 Minutes, September 6
1964Persons Added to SNCC Staff Since September 1964 Meeting, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson
1964September 21 (report on McComb MS bombing), Unsigned SNCC
1964 Job Discrimination by the Mississippi Employment Security Commission, Joel Dressler, SNCC.
1964The Negro Vote: An Analysis, SNCC. (Southern Negro vote and the 1964 presidential results.)
1964Waveland Conference. Documents from SNCC Staff Retreat, November, 1964. Waveland, MS. (Multiple documents)
1964SNCC: Incident Summary, November 1964
1964SNCC Volunteer Interview Format, Late 1964 (after Freedom Summer).
SNCC 1964 Itta Bena MS, re college band and Rose Parade, Dec 5, 1964.
SNCC 1964 Murder charges against Americus civil rights activists dropped, Dec 5, 1964. See Americus GA Movement & "Seditious Conspiracy" for background info.
SNCC 1964 SNCC Workers Shot At, Dec. 15, 1964.
1964?Memo From John Lewis to SNCC Staff, December, 1964?
1964?Memo on SNCC Finances, James Forman, December, 1964?
1964?SNCC Staff Directory (Draft) December 64? January 65?
1964Proposed Yearly Budget Student Voice 1964-1965, SNCC.
1964Give SNCC Gifts This Year, promotional flyer, SNCC
64? 65?Brief Memorandum on Federal Civil Rights Authority, Bill Higgs ~ SNCC. Lists Federal laws Washington could (but doesen't) use to enforce civil rights for Blacks.
64? 65? Authority for Use of Force by the Federal Government in Civil Rights Matters, William Higgs, SNCC. Undated (possibly 1964 or 65)
64? 65? Sketch of Year's Work in a Community Adult Education, Silas Norman? Mary Varela?. Selma, Alabama.
????Program Proposal: Transition in the Church, Rev. Tom Brown, SNCC. Udated
 
1965 SNCC Documents
1965?They Need Your Help Too, An Appeal to Southern Students, SNCC recruitment flyer. Undated (possibly 1965)
1965Notice re Volunteers for Mississippi no longer being accepted, unsigned SNCC. January 1965
1965Selma & the March to Montgomery (Multiple Documents)
1965The Care and Feeding of Power Structures, Jack Minnis. 1965. Reprinted by New England Free Press. (Researching power structures.)
1965 Memorandum to Friends of SNCC, Betty Garman. January 15, 1965. (Re SNCC finances, fund raising, financial reports, etc)
1965Notice: Volunteers for Mississippi, SNCC. January, 1965
1965List of People on Staff, SNCC, month unknown. (Note that SNCC staff changed rapidly.)
1965SNCC: Personnel Committe Report, Murial Tillinghast. (Month unknown.)
1965 SNCC: The beginning of Ideology, Howard Zinn. January, 1965
1965 Selma Special Report, SNCC, January 1965
 (See Selma Voting Rights Campaign for background.)
1965SNCC Programs for 1965, Coordinating Committee decisions as of February 23
1965SNCC Executive Committee Members Elected, February, 1965
1965SNCC Offices in the South, February, 1965
1965The Alabama Struggle, SNCC. Early February. (Campus flyer?)
1965SNCC ~ The General Condition of the Alabama Negro. 28-page report/analysis.
1965 Fact Sheet, Alabama events, Jan 15-Feb 4, Tom Brown, SNCC. (See Selma Voting Rights Campaign for background.)
1965Support Action on Selma and Marion, Alabama, SNCC. Probably February. (Northern support)
1965Notes to the Northern Staff, (Feb. 1)
1965Perry County Alabama Report, February 1st. SNCC. (See Perry County for background.)
1965Selma, Marion, Students Move, SNCC Campus Report, Feb 9th. (See Perry County for background.)
1965To Who it May Concern, petition letter re Chaney Schwerner Goodman case. Ellen Fox, Stephen Clorfeine, Univ. Rochester Friends of SNCC. February 1965
1965Role of the Federal Government in the Deep South, SNCC? Undated presumed March
1965SNCC: The New Voting Bill: Rhetoric and Reality, March 23, 1965, Unsigned. See Passage of the Voting Rights Act for background info.
1965Friends of SNCC Groups, March 1965
1965 Things that will be discussed at the staff meeting in May, 1965, Sandy Stovall? (SNCC? COFO?)
1965What is the SNCC Research Department, February.
1965Example SNCC County-Research Reports:
 Greene County, AL
 Lowndes County, AL
 Americus and Baker Counties, GA
 Bolivar County, MS
1965 SNCC Staff Memo, Cleve Sellers, February 28, 1965.
1965SNCC Report From Selma, Early March, Silas Norman & John Love
1965SNCC Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, March 5-6. (Immediately before "Bloody Sunday" in Selma.)
1965SNCC Report on "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965
1965Who is Responsible for Alabama Police Brutality, SNCC Report.
1965 SNCC: State Conference Report Alabama (Campus), March 1965. (Re: statewide conference of student activists from Alabama Black colleges.)
1965 Who Runs Alabama? or Who Stole the Tax Money? and Who Runs Alabama. (Both probably written by Jack Minnis in Spring 1965)
1965 SNCC Incident Summary, March (South-wide)
1965SNCC: Alabama Freedom Democratic Party forms, Montgomery. Undated assumed to be March or April of 1965
1965?Suggestions on Political Activity for SNCC in Washington, Jim Monsonis.
1965SNCC Summer Program, April 1965
1965 Transcript of Mass Meeting Calhoun, Lowndes County, April 11, 1965
1965O-J-T Programs For Students, SNCC Campus Travelers.
1965SNCC Executive Committee Minutes, April.
1965SNCC Alabama Staff Meeting Minutes, April.
1965? You Can Help Too & Stamps for Freedom, SNCC fund appeal.
1965Letter to Campus Friends of SNCC, April 8.
1965SNCC Campus Contact Newsletter, April 21.
1965Philadelphia SNCC Newsletter, July.
1965How the Civil Rights is Being Subverted in Mississippi, SNCC Research.
1965 Reports on Shooting of Jonathan Daniels and Others in Lowndes County, SNCC. August 20-21, 1965. (See Murder of Jonathan Daniels for background.)
1965Selected Provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, SNCC Research Dept. August 1965
1965 SNCC: Report From Finance Committee, September, 1965. (Jack Minnis, Mildred Forman, Muriel Tillinghast, S.G. Johnson, Stanley Wise)
1965 SNCC Financial Statement, September, 1965
1965 Dear SNCC People, Tim Jenkins, SNCC. September, 1965. (On rethinking the direction of SNCC and the Freedom Movement.)
1965 Background Report on Natchez (MS), undated & unsigned (probably SNCC, October, 1965). (See Natchez MS — Freedom Movement vs Ku Klux Klan for background.)
1965 Field Reports From Alabama SNCC Staff Meeting, October 1965. (Includes reports from SCLC projects and East Tennessee Voters Project)
1965SNCC: Summary Report, Campus Traveller, Joyce Brown & Bill Hall, SNCC. October, 1965
1965SNCC: A Special Report on Southern School Desegregation, Fall 1965, Betty Garman, Marion Barry, Sharlene Kranz. (Large file.). (See Massive Evasion of School Integration for background.)
1965Relations Between SNCC and MFDP, November. Liz Sutherland.
1965?Memorandum on the Structure of SNCC, Jim Forman.
1965? Some Suggestions in Answer to Questions Raised by the "Memo," Howard Zinn. (Referring to Jim Forman's Memorandum on the Structure of SNCC?)
1965?Unsigned memo on organizing & decision-making. Late 1965?
1965SNCC Structure: How to "Open Up" the Organization, Liz Sutherland notes. Nov.
1965Mississippi: A Colony of Standard Oil and Sears, Roebuck, John Perdew, SNCC Research. November 1965
1965SNCC Staff Meeting Minutes, (November).
1965Thoughts about a possible White House Conference on civil rights, John Lewis, Marion Barry, Betty Garman, SNCC. Dec 14, 1965. See White House Conference on Civil Rights for background information.
1965-68Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO), (Multiple Documents & Articles)
1965-66SNCC & Delano Grape Strike,
65? 66? SNCC: Who Does What in Atlanta, undated.
????Dear Faculty Member, Boston Friends of SNCC Faculty Fund. Undated.
 
1966 SNCC Documents
66?Southern Student Conference Held, Ella Baker, SNCC. Undated, possibly 1966.
1966 SNCC Statement on White House Conference
1966SNCC Statement on Vietnam
1966?  What Would it Profit a Man to Have the Vote and Not be Able to Control it?, Courtland Cox
1966SNCC Application Form
1966 SNCC: News of the Field #3, March 9, 1966
 SNCC: News of the Field #4, March 16, 1966
 SNCC: News of the Field #5, March 23, 1966
1966 Statement by James Forman, April 29. Regarding independent political organizations and elections in Alabama. (See Alabama Elections for background.)
1966One Man — One Vote, Hale County Freedom Organization (AL) membership card, spring 1966
????The Brick Factory, undated (probably some time between 1965 and 67), Frank Smith, SNCC.
1966The Basis of Black Power, SNCC position paper
1966Negroes in American History: Freedom Primer
1966SNCC Application Form
1966SNCC Statement on Alabama Elections, November.
1966The Story of SNCC. Fund-raising brochure from late 1966.
1966?Position Paper: Funds-Sources and Staff Salaries, SNCC. Joann Gavin.
1966 SNCC: Report on Draft Program and SNCC: Report on Court Proceedings. (Anti-Vietnam War draft resistance in Atlanta.)
1966Dear Friend, campaign letter to constituents, September. Julian Bond, candidate, Georgia Assembly.
1966 Aframerican: News You Can Use, SNCC, October. (Large file)
 Soviet Union Report, Fay Bellamy. (Excerpted from Aframerican.)
 Secretariate Minutes, August(?), 1966. (Excerpted from Aframerican.)
 Preamble (Re anti-draft position). (Excerpted from Aframerican.)
 SNCC Internal Education Program. (Excerpted from Aframerican.)
 SNCC Chicago Report, Monroe Sharp. (Excerpted from Aframerican.)
 
1967 SNCC Documents
1967SNCC: Decisions of the Central Committee, January 20-23, 1967
1967 Don't Shut Me Out! Some Basic Steps Towards Becoming a Good Political Organizer, James Forman, SNCC. February, 1967
1967SNCC Statement on Apartheid, Racial Discrimination, & Colonialism
1967SNCC Summer Project '67, brochure
1967Statement to Afro-Asian Missions to the United Nations on Events in Prattville, Alabama, James Forman, SNCC. June 13, 1967
1967Excerpt From SNCC Meeting Regarding Relation With Saul Alinsky
1967Speech to Black Caucus of NCNP by James Forman, Sept.
1967 Report to SNCC Staff on Trip to Cuba, George Ware.
1967Statement of James Forman to UN General Assembly, Nov. 17
1968?  1967 High Tide of Black Resistance, James Forman. 27-page pamphlet.
 
1968 SNCC Documents
1968On the New SNCC, James Forman.
1968To the Students of Mexico, James Forman, SNCC International Affairs Commission
 SNCC Document Collection. Guide to the SNCC collection currently stored at the King Center in Atlanta.
 James Forman Papers. Finding Aid to the Collection in the Library of Congress.

** SSOC Documents **
(Southern Student Organizing Committee)

See Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC) for background.

SSOC Newsletters

See also, Report on white southern student project, Bob Zellner, SCEF. May 1962 (for 61-62 school year)

1964      We'll Take Our Stand — Nashville, April 4, 1964. (Statement by students from predominantly white southern colleges and communities.)
1964The Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC)
1964Southern Student Organizing Committee brochure, undated (probably 1964 or '65)
1965SSOC Fund Appeal Letter, Ron Parker, SSOC. January 12, 1965
1965SSOC Miscellaneous Documents, Spring 1965
1965Southern Students Organizing Commitee, undated (assumed to be 1965)
66? 67?Literature Available from the Southern Student Organizing Committee, undated (possibly 1966 or 1967)
66? 67? The New Nonviolence, David Dellinger. Undated.
1967Memo to SSOC (on organizing whites), Anne Braden.

** SRC Documents **
(Southern Regional Council)

1960Intimidation Reprisal and Violence in the South's Racial Crises, 1955-1959, Southern Regional Council, American Friends Service Committee, Church of Christ. See White Citizens Council Formed and Southern States Try to Destroy NAACP for background info.
1960Racial Violence and Law Enforcement (Little Rock, Chatanooga, Montgomery), George McMillan, SRC
1961 Freedom Rides, New South, July-August 1961 (Multiple articles)
1961 The Student Protest Movement: a Recapitulation
1962 Albany, Howard Zinn. (34-page typed article analyzing the December 1961 events)
1961The Hard or the Easy Way?, SRC report on school desegregation. October, 1961.
1963 Southern Schools: Token Desegregation and Beyond, J. Kenneth Morland. SRC & B'nai B'rith. (See "Massive Resistance" to Integration for background)
1963Civil Rights: Year End Summary, Southern Regional Council, December 31.
1964 Selected Sections From the First and Second Annual Reports of the Voter Education Project 1962-1964, Southern Regional Council (SRC)
1964The Question From Jacksonville, Southern Regional Council (SRC). April 16, 1964.
1964Second Annual Report of the Voter Education Project, Wiley Branton, VEP. 1964
1964What Happened in the South (1964 election results), Southern Research Council. November 1964.
1965School Desegregation: Old Problems Under a New Law, Southern Regional Council (SRC). September 1965. (See Massive Evasion of School Integration for background.)
1966Cooperatives, Credit Unions, and Poor People, Southern Regional Council (SRC). March 1966
66? 67?Justice in Grenada Mississippi, . Undated probably later 1966 or early 1967
67? 68? Hungry Children, SRC. Undated (possibly 1967 or 1968 or later)
1970Voices From the South: Black Students Talk About Their Experiences in Desegregated Schools, Betsy Fancher, SRC.

** Government & Institutional Reports & Background Information **
(USCCR = U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, NPS = National Park Service.)

 Literacy Tests & voter applications (multiple documents).
1951UNESCO Report on Race
1955Rosa Parks Arrest Report, December 1, 1955. Montgomery Police Dept.
1957Civil Rights Act of 1957 (text of)
1960Civil Rights Act of 1960 (text of)
1961Justice: Equal Justice Under the Law. USCCR
1961Voting. USCCR
1961Alabama: Report on the Administration of Justice, 1958-1961. USCCR
????New Orleans Schools Crises, undated. USCCR
1962Public Schools Southern States. USCCR
1962Alabama Map: Breakdown of White & Negro Voters.
1962Analysis of Voting Laws Passed: 1962 Regular Session of Mississippi Legislature
1963 Statement to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (re Report on Mississippi), Wallis Schutt, Mississippi State Advisory Committee
1963Report on Mississippi. USCCR
1963Report to the American People on Civil Rights, President Kennedy.
1963Prince Edward County: The Story Without An End, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. July 1963.
1963Civil Rights. USCCR
1964Civil Rights Act of 1964 (text of)
1965The American Promise, LBJ address to Congress on voting rights.
1965State of Alabama Legislature: Joint Resolution re March to Montgomery, Alabama State Senate. March 19. 1965. See 1965: Selma & The March to Montgomery for background info.
1965Voting in Mississippi. USCCR
1965To Fulfill These Rights, President Johnson, commencement address at Howard University.
1965Voting Rights Act of 1965 (text of)
1965Conscience and Confrontation: ... Summer CRM Volunteers, Univ Wisconsin
1966Civil Rights Act of 1966 (Defeated)
1966White House Conference on Civil Rights documents
1967Performance of the FBI in Investigating Violations ..., John Doar. Excerpts, 1967
1968Civil Rights Act of 1968
1968Fair Housing Act of 1968
2009Racial Desegregation of Public Accomodations, NPS
2009Racial Voting Rights, NPS

** CIG Documents **
(Baltimore Civic Interest Group)

See Baltimore Sit-ins & Protests for background.
1960Trespassing in Restaurants ordinance, Baltimore, 1960. Maryland annotated code.
60-61?Inside the Sitdowner, George Collins, Baltimore Afro-American
1961The Sitdowns Came in 1960 But They Remain for 1961, George Collins, Baltimore Afro-American
1961The Civic Interest Group, Baltimore, MD
1961Progress Report & Awards, Baltimore: Civic Interest Group (CIG)

** COFO/MFDP Documents **
(Conference of Federated Organizations & Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party)
Jump to: 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967

See: Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Formed in Mississippi and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Founded for background.

COFO & MFDP Newsletters, 1963-1968
1962 COFO/MFDP & pre-COFO Documents
1962Report on Voter Registration — Projected Program (Mississippi), Bob Moses, SNCC & Tom Gaither, CORE. Jan 27, 1962. (Written before COFO was formally reconstituted as a voter registration umbrella organization.)
1962Mississippi Adult Education Program June meetings:
     Workshop Schedule, at Mt Beulah Center
     Governing Board report, David Lollis
     Report on workshops, Bob Moses
1963 COFO/MFDP Documents
1963Report on Mississippi Project for 1962, Bob Moses. January 1963
1963I Don't Mind My Light Shining, Fannie Lou Hamer.
1963Mississippi Newsleter, COFO, November 25, 1963 (See Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Formed in Mississippi for background.)
1963Application for Work on the Freedom Vote. Possibly used to screen northern volunteers. Undated (probably October 1963) See Freedom Ballot in MS for background.
1963 Freedom Registration Form. (See Freedom Ballot in MS for background.)
1963Memo: Central Issue in Mississippi Civil Rights Struggle, Bob Moses, COFO-SNCC, summer, 1963
1963 Memo To Staff, Bob Moses, COFO. Undated. (Probably latter part of 1963, re upcoming Greenville meeting.)
1963Freedom Candidates Mississippi, October, 1963. See Freedom Ballot in MS for background info.
1963 Freedom Candidates flyer, November 1963. (See Freedom Ballot in MS for background.)
1963Freedom Vote Platform, November 1963. See Freedom Ballot in MS for background.
1963 Freedom Ballot Instructions, COFO, Aaron Henry for Governor. November 1963. See Freedom Ballot in MS for background info.
1963 The Freedom Ballot for Governor (MS). Letter from Joan Bowman COFO
1963COFO: Notes on Mississippi Staff Meeting, November 14-16, 1963
1963?Notes on Mississippi, unsigned, undated. (Summary COFO's Greenville staff meeting of November 1963.)
1963COFO Minutes, December 1963. Jackson, MS
1963 By-Laws of the Council of Federated Organizations, R. Hunter Morey, COFO. December 15, 1963
 
1964 COFO/MFDP Documents
1964?In Case of Auto Accident, Udated, unsigned, COFO
1964 Give Them a Future in Hattiesburg, COFO. January, 1964. (See Freedom Day in Hattiesburg for background.)
1964 Suggested Platform for the Freedom Democratic Party and its Candidates, unsigned (probably COFO) undated (probably early 1964). (See Freedom Day in Hattiesburg for background.)
1964? Mississippi: Structure of the Movement, Present Operations, and Prospectus for this Summer, COFO? Undated.
1964 Minutes COFO Convention, February 9, 1964
1964MFDP Voter Registration Report. Derived from court cases and Federal reports.
1964 Memo to "Friends of Freedom in Mississippi", Bob Moses. Undated (probably late March or early April of 1964). (Addressed to Black leaders. Early use of term "Freedom Summer.")
1964Dear Sir, Freedom Candidates Mississippi, COFO. April 12, 1964. See Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Founded for background info.
1964? We Need Your Help Now!, undated, probably early 1964. (Sent to Mississippi supporters re poll taxes and voting.)
1964Dear Friend, undated and unsinged recruitment letter. Presumably from COFO.
1964Segregation, Harrasment, and Arrest for Negro Congressional Candidate, Unsigned (probably MFDP or COFO). 1964. See Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Founded for background info.
1964 What is COFO? Mississippi Structure of the Movement and Present Operations, COFO (undated probably spring 1964). (Dense 8-page history, overview & plans.)
1964COFO: What It Is, What It Does, Five-page pamphlet.
1964Mississippi: Structure of the Movement, Present Operations, and Prospectus for This Summer, COFO, Spring 1964.
1964 Proposal for MFDP Convention Challenge, Democratic Convention, Atlantic City.
1964COFO Letter to Roy Wilkins re Freedom Summer Plans, Bob Moses, March 1, 1964. (See 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Events for background.)
1964 Case Studies of Intimidation, COFO. Spring, 1964
1964Anti-Picketing Law Passed in Mississippi to Combat Civil Rights Activities, Unsigned, presumed to be COFO or SNCC. April 1964.
1964Mississippi, the Cancer of Democracy -- Will This Spread? (synopsis of report of Mississippi Legislature anti-Freedom Summer legislation). June 1964.
1964 Flyer explaining the MFDP, Summer, 1964.
1964 Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Facts & Background, 1964.
1964Letter to College Professors re Freedom Summer, April 8, 1964. COFO.
1964Report on COFO Staff Executive Committee Meeting, Charlie Cobb, SNCC/COFO. May 15, 1964
1964 Mississippi: How Negro Democrats Fared June 2 Democratic Primary election. (See Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Founded for background.)
1964?Federal Programs Project: Special Report, unsigned, probably COFO. Undated (possibly summer 1964)
1964 Voting rights denial affidavits, Holly Springs, MS. June 2, Democratic Primary election.
1964Mississippi Legislature - 1964 (Repressive laws enacted to oppose Freedom Summer)
1964 Plan for Freedom Summer Orientation, Bruce Hansen. June 9, 1964.
1964 Philadelphia Mississippi Case Chronology of Contacts With Agents of the Federal Government, June 1964. COFO. (See Lynching of Chaney, Schwerner, & Goodman for background.)
1964Mississippi Summer Project: Administrative Structure of Jackson COFO Office, undated. (Includes personnel assignments)
1964Incidents Reported to the Jackson COFO Office During a 24 Hour Period, June 24
1964 McComb Incident Summary June - September 1964. Unsigned. COFO? SNCC?
1964 MFDP Freedom Candidates, Summer 1964.
1964Freedom Summer Orientation Briefing, Dr. Vincent Harding
1964Mississippi: Handbook for Political Programs, COFO.
1964Platform: Mississippi Freedom School Convention, Student Delegates
1964  Freedom Registration Form (Mississippi). Used during Freedom Summer to register people for the freedom vote and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
1964Precinct Conventions, undated flyer. COFO.
1964 Flyer, MFDP County Convention Meeting, Holmes County, MS, Summer 1964.
1964COFO Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, Annell Ponder, SCLC/COFO. July 10, 1964
1964COFO Statement of Policy re Lawsuit Demanding Appointment of Federal Commissioners, July 10, 1964
1964 Declaration of Independence, Summer, 1964. Freedom School students, Hattiesburg, MS
1964For Your Information, memo re Demoratic Convention challenge
1964 Letter to Democratic Convention Delegates, Ella Baker. MFDP. July 20, 1964
1964 Notes on parents meeting with James Forman, Steve Schwerner, unsigned. July 20, 1964.
(See Lynching of Chaney, Schwerner, & Goodman for background.)
1964Mississippi Project Parents Committee meeting minutes, Miriam Tanzman, Secretary. July 24, 1964
1964Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Delegates to 1964 Democratic Convention
1964 Mississippi Faces Challenge, Atlantic City flyer. MFDP. (See MFDP Challenge to Democratic Convention for background.)
1964 A Primer For the Delegates to the Democratic National Convention, MFDP. (See MFDP Challenge to Democratic Convention for background.)
1964MFDP Voter Registration Report. From court cases & Federal reports.
1964 MS Freedom Primer #1 The Convention Challenge & the Freedom Vote.
 MS Freedom Primer #2 The Freedom Vote & the Right to Vote.
 MS Freedom Primer #3 The Right to Vote & the Congressional Challenge.
1964Freedom Summer & Freedom School Documents, (Multiple Documents).
1964Mississippi Student Union (MSU) brochure.
1964 Challenge of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (white-paper)
1964I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired, Fannie Lou Hamer.
1964Seat the MFDP, flyer passed out at Democratic Convention, August, Atlantic City, NJ. (See MFDP Challenge to Democratic Convention for background.)
1964COFO Identification Papers
1964 Statistics of Negro and White Voter Registration in the Five Congressional Districts of Mississippi, U.S. v Mississippi Federal Court Case
1968Bail For Belzoni, Unsigned (probably COFO or SNCC), undated (probably fall 1964)
1964To all volunteers and friends, bulletin re situation in McComb MS, COFO. Fall, 1964
1964?Report From Moss Point-Pascagoula, MS, author unknown. (Undated. Possibly from Fall of 1964, or maybe Fall of 1965.)
1964 COFO Fall Recruitment Form Letter, Bob Moses.
1964 Overview of the Community Centers, undated (probably summer 1964), COFO, Mississippi summer project staff.
1964Memo on Community Center Program, Lois Chaffee, COFO. Fall '64?
1964 To All Mississippi Summer Project Volunteers, call for volunteers re Freedom Vote, Robert Weil. October, 1964
1964Now With Your Hand Pull the Lever Down, MFDP. Undated (probably 1964)
1964 COFO: Memo to All Staff re Jackson Office Situation, Muriel Tilinghast, SNCC. Late 1964?
1964 Running Summary of Incidents During the Freedom Vote Campaign, Oct 18 - Nov 2, 1964. (See MFDP Congressional Challenge for background.)
1964COFO Memorandum, Dec. 11. Re changes & rumors.
1964The Mississippi Student Union Convention - December 1964, unsigned, COFO.
1964-65  MFDP Mississippi Congressional Challenge, (Multiple Documents).
1964-65 COFO Program (Winter 1964 - Spring 1965)
1964-68  Benton County, MS. Freedom Train, (Local newsletter)
64? 65? We Must Be Allies ... Race Has Led Us Both to Poverty, Bruce Maxwell, COFO White Folks Project. Undated, probably late 1964 or early 1965.
64? 65? The Mississippi Power Structure, unsigned (possibly SNCC or COFO). Undated (possibly 1964 or 65)
 
1965 COFO/MFDP Documents
1965Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party: Background and Recent Developments, Steve Max, SDS Political Education Project. See MFDP Congressional Challenge for background.
1965Mississippi electoral calendar 1965-1968, MFDP?
???? Mississippi Political Handbook, MFDP. Undated (1965? 1966?)
1965Handout from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, undated. (Re current activities & poll taxes)
1965Mississippi Field Report, Richard Jewett, COFO. January, 1965
1965 Hattiesburg COFO — Very Active, COFO. February, 1965
1965Voting Legislation, Lawrence Guyot MFDP, James Farmer CORE, James Forman SNCC, Martin Luther King SCLC. February 21 and 27, 1965. See Selma Voting Rights Campaign and Passage of the Voting Rights Act for background info.
1965 Minutes: Staff Meeting, Madison County MS COFO, March 22, 1965.
1965Staff Discussions, Canton COFO Office, April 2
1965 MFDP Newsletter #2, April 4, 1965
19655th District COFO Staff Meeting, Waveland MS, April 14-17, 1965
1965MFDP bulletin re new & fair elections amendment, MFDP. Undated (assumed 1965). (See Passage of the Voting Rights Act for background.)
1965Jackson Freedom Library Book List, (COFO)
1965Lawrence Guyot's Testimony for Congressional Challenge. (See MFDP Congressional Challenge for background.)
1965MFDP, explanatory flyer from mid-1965.
1965Sunflower County [MS] — Activity Report.
1965Report to Congressional Briefing, re Jackson arrests & prison conditions. NCC. (See Jackson, MS Protests for background.)
1965A Report from the Valley View Office. Weekly Report in Madison County, MS. Andrew Green, COFO
1965Gulfport MS, Liberty Bell, (Local newsletter)
1965McComb MS Vietnam War Protest
65? 66?Program of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Undated.
1965-66Mississippi Freedom Labor Union & Economic Justice (Multiple documents)
1965Gulfport, MS. Report & Analysis, Sam Walker
1965 Dear FDP Member, Natchez MS flyer re Africa. Bill Ware, SNCC. December 30, 1965
1965?Security Handbook, Mississippi.
62-66 Vote Totals for Freedom Movement Candiates, Democratic Primaries 1962-1966. By county. Freedom Information Service.
 
1966 COFO/MFDP Documents
1966?Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party information, Unsigned, MFDP. Undated (possibly 1966)
1966?What You Should Know About Poll Taxes, Unsigned, MFDP. Undated (probably 1966). See 24th Amendment Ends Poll Tax in Federal Elections and State Poll Taxes Ruled Unconsitutional for background info.
1966 Holmes County Freedom Democratic Party Executive Members Handbook, Sue-Henry Lorenzi, MFDP, August 1966
1966Help Unseat Eastland and Abernathy, MFDP
 
1967 COFO/MFDP Documents
1967The Power of Your Vote, Edwards MFDP Black and White Hummer. January 25, 1967
1967 MFDP Newsletter, Sunflower County, October 1, 1967
1967 Attention: Help Elect a Negro Sheriff, MFDP, Holmes County MS

** Delta Ministry Documents **

See Delta Ministry Founded in Mississippi for background.
1964 General Board Action Concerning a Ministry Among the Residents of the Delta Area of the State of Mississippi, National Council of Churches (NCC). February 26, 1964.
1965?  Fight for Food for Freedom, (Delta Ministry?)
1965?There is Enough Food, (Delta Ministry?)
1965Delta Ministry Fact Sheet & Reports, January 1965
1965Proposal for the Freedom Information Service, November. Delta Ministry.
1965Delta Ministry Newsletter, October, 1965
66?Information Sheet for NCC Volunteers in Mississippi, undated Delta Ministry
66?Mississippi: Two Worlds, undated. Delta Ministry.
1967 Freedom City — What It Is and How It Got Started, Delta Ministry fund raising brochure.

** Delta Ministry Documents **

See Delta Ministry Founded in Mississippi for background.
1964 General Board Action Concerning a Ministry Among the Residents of the Delta Area of the State of Mississippi, National Council of Churches (NCC). February 26, 1964.
1965?  Fight for Food for Freedom, (Delta Ministry?)
1965?There is Enough Food, (Delta Ministry?)
1965Delta Ministry Fact Sheet & Reports, January 1965
1965Proposal for the Freedom Information Service, November. Delta Ministry.
1965Delta Ministry Newsletter, October, 1965
66?Information Sheet for NCC Volunteers in Mississippi, undated Delta Ministry
66?Mississippi: Two Worlds, undated. Delta Ministry.
1966Delta Ministry Workshop, February, 1966
1967 Freedom City — What It Is and How It Got Started, Delta Ministry fund raising brochure.

** Freedom Information Service (FIS) Documents **

See Freedom Information Service for background.
1965Proposal for the Freedom Information Service, November. Delta Ministry.
1964? What Happens to All the Surplus Food?, Freedom Information Service flyer, late '64 or early '65.
1965 Natchez Political Handbook, Alexander Shimkin, Freedom Information Service. Political organizing resource for Natchez MS.
1965A Legalized System of Brutality — Mississippi Justice, Freedom Information Service
65? 66? Natchez MS Laundry Workers Strike, FIS audio transcript, undated (possibly 1965 or 1966). (See Natchez MS — Freedom Movement vs Ku Klux Klan for background on the Movement in Natchez.)
65? 66? Delta Leather Workshop, FIS audio transcript, undated (possibly 1965 or 1966). (See Poor Peoples Corporations, Cooperatives, & Quilting Bees for background.)
1966 Report on a Meeting of Community Organizers in MS. 10/29/66, Sue Lorenzi & Alex Shimkin
1967Mississippi Newsletter, Freedom Information Service (multiple issues).

** Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) Documents **

See Montgomery Bus Boycott for background.
1955 First Leaflet Calling for Montgomery Bus Boycott (Montgomery Womens Political Council)
1956 Montgomery Improvement Association Constitution (original). Later version: Montgomery Improvement Association Bylaws
1956Program: MIA Mass Meeting, September 24, 1956
???? Montgomery Story Comic Book (Fellowship of Reconciliation)
1957?Looking Forward, the Montgomery Improvement Association. Pamphlet outlining MIA's 10-point political program.
1962 Montgomery Improvement Association Newsletters (Multiple issues)

** Documents From Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (MFLU) **

See Mississippi Freedom Labor Union for background.
 Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (From SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference)
1965Mississippi Freedom Labor Union Pledge
1965September 4 Materials.
 MFLU Minutes of Statewide Meeting
 MFLU Draft Constitution
 MFLU, Report From George Shelton
 MFLU Financial Report
 MFLU Contact List
 MFLU State Office, (Probably sent to northern supporters)
1965An Appeal From the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, undated.
1965Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, flyer
1965MFLU Report. 1965? As reprinted from Black Protest: 350 Years of History, Documents, and Analyses, by Joanne Grant.
1965Revolt in the Delta, Alvin Rapp?
1965 Memo to Friends of SNCC, Mary Hawkins, Mississippi Freedom Labor Union. October.
1965Note to Friends of SNCC. 1965? 1966?
1966We Have No Government. Isaac Foster, Unita Blackwell, Ida Mae Lawrence, Rev. Arthur Thomas. MFLU press conference transcript reprinted in Race and Economics. 1966?
1966News Summary, Friends of SNCC, March, 1966.
1966 Memo to Northern Offices, Margaret Lauren. Re MFLU problems. 1966?

** Documents From the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL) **

1951Dear Leader, call for founding meeting. Delta Council of Negro Leadership. December 10, 1951
1954Program, 3rd Annual Conference Dr. T.R.M Howard, Mississippi Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL). May 7, 1954
1955?Accomplishments and Objectives, Mississippi Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), undated (probably 1954 or 1955)
1956Letter to Lyman Beecher Stowe, Dr. T.R.M. Howard
1957Voter's Rally, flyer. Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), Mississippi. December 8, 1957
1962Announcement: Annual Session Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), Mississippi. May 4, 1962

** Legal Documents**

1963 Robert Moses et al v Robert Kennedy et al, January 1963. Ver 1
Robert Moses et al v Robert Kennedy et al, January 1963. Ver. 2
Re federal failure to defend voting rights
1966Memorandum: Recent Hearings of the House Un-American Activities Committee and Related Events, and legal brief, ACLU & Arthur Kinoy. August 1966
1966District of Columbia v Arthur Kinoy, 1966. Re Kinoy's arrest at HUAC hearing
1966Grenada MS March and Picketing Rules, federal Judge Claude Clayton, July 22, 1966
1966 Cunningham v Grenada School District Henry Aronson, Marian Wright, Jack Greenberg, LDF. 1966

** Other Documents**

Jump to: 1950s, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967 1968 Federal Litigation in Mississippi (re voting rights), unsigned (possibly COFO or ACLU). Undated (assumed early 1964)
Date Unknown: Other Organizations
????A Guide for the Study of Negro History in the Churches, undated. City Church Project, United Presbytrarian Church.
????Mississippi Economics ~ Mississippi's New Image, unsigned (possibly CORE), undated.
1950s Other Organizations
1952Jim Crow Murder of Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Moore, George Brietman, Socialist Workers Party. March 1952. See Murder of Harry & Harriette Moore for background info.
1953The Jewish People and the Fight for Negro Rights, Sanford Goldner. Committee for Negro Jewish Relations, 1953. (60-page pamphlet)
1954Let Freedom Ride the Rails, National Negro Labor Council (NNLC). 1954
1955The "Crimes" of Claude Lightfoot and Junius Scales, Civil Rights Congress. 16-page pamphlet.
1955 Behind the Lynching of Emmet Louis Till, Louis Burnham, Freedom Associates. December 1955. 16-page pamphlet.
1959Letter to Student Leaders re Youth March for Integrated Schools, February 13, 1959. (See Second Youth March for Integrated Schools — Washington, DC for background.)
1959On to Washington! Mass Youth Rally, April. Youth March for Integrated Schools. (See Second Youth March for Integrated Schools for background.)
1959Why We March. (See Youth March for Integrated Schools for background.)
1959Program, 8th Annual Conference Mississippi Regional Council of Negro Leadership
 
1960 Other Organizations
1960A Call for Immediate Mass Action!, A. Phillip Randolph
1960 Letter to the Faculty and Students of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Faculty and Students of the Yale University Divinity School Association, March 15 1960. See Nashville Student Movement for background info.
1960Sit-ins: A Chronological Listing of the Cities In Which Demonstrations Have Occurred, February 1 - March 31, 1960, authors unknown. See Sit-ins Sweep Across the South for background info.
1960Bulletin #2, Committee for Information on the Race Problem, Richmond, VA. April 1960. See Sit-ins Sweep Across the South for background info.
1960Eviction Notice, Letter evicting white civil rights workers from Atlanta apartment for "associating with Colored men on a social basis."
1960Mississippi State Democratic Party Platform, (white-only, pro-segregation)
 
1961 Other Organizations
1961 Report on Visit to Fayette and Haywood Counties Tennessee, Anderson, Nelson & McKrackin. Peacemakers. (See Fayette County Tent City for Evicted Voters for background.)
1961 A Call for Help, Operation Freedom (Fayette/Harwood Counties, TN). (See Fayette County Tent City for Evicted Voters for background.)
1961 Southern White Students ... Democracy in the South, Carr, Kaufman, Weber, Highlander Folk School. March 1961
61-69 Public Opinion Polls on Civil Rights Movement activities, 1961-1969, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research: Gallup, Louis Harris & Associates, Newsweek polls (Compiled by the Roper Center archive).
1961Voice of the Movement, Student Central Committee, Nashville Christian Leadership Conference. July 16, 1961
1961ACMHR Newsletter, July, 1961.
 
1962 Other Organizations
1962?Sample Sections of the Mississippi Constitution, unsigned, undated (probably used in voter-education program).
1962 Notes: Chronology of Student Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides, 1960-1961, Howard Zinn.
1962Oath to Nonviolence and A Guide for Pickets, Atlanta Student Movement (COAHR). See Atlanta Sit-ins for background info.
1962 Memorandum on Presentation of Petition Challenging June 5, 1962 Democratic Primary. Unsigned. Undated (presumably June or July of 1962)
1962Student Nonviolent Movement of the Nashville Christian Leadership Council, John Lewis & Elizabeth Harbour. November call to action.
????Case Study: Statements of Discipline of Nonviolent Movements, unsigned, undated. (Apparently used in nonviolence training.)
 
1963 Other Organizations
1963Prince Edward County Virginia - Recent Legal Developments, Jean Fairfax, AFSC. Jan 2nd, 1963. See Prince Edward County, VA, Closes It's Public Schools for background.
1963Letter to Ronnie Moore of CORE re Louisiana literacy test, Jack Minnis, VEP. January 17, 1963
1963 The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Stay Out of Downtown Birmingham! Flyer, 1963. Birmingham Students from Miles, Payne, and Booker T. Washington College. (See Birmingham — the Children's Crusade for background.)
1963Third Wave — Hit and Run plans, COAHR (Atlanta Student Movement). Spring.
1963 Do Negroes of Gadsden Know Their Place? Satirical flyer urging participation in the protests. Possibly written by East Gadsden Brotherhood activists in June or July. (See Savage Repression in Gadsden AL for background.)
1963 Fayette County Workcamps Newsletter, Virgie Hortenstein. May, 1963. (See Fayette County Tent City for Evicted Voters for background.)
1963 Appeal to Voters, June, 1963. Iberville Industrial Voters League
1963Stay Out of Segregated Stores flyer, Anti-Segregation Movement (ASM), Charleston SC. 1963
1963March on Washington (Multiple documents) (Articles, documents, speeches & organizing materials, multiple organizations)
1963 Statement on Discrimination Practices Affecting Programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Sharecroppers Fund (NSF), August 29, 1963
1963Memorandum: National Day of Mourning, Bayard Rustin, September 20, 1963.
1963The Condition of Farm Workers in 1963, Fay Bennett, National Sharecroppers Fund (NSF), 1964. Dense, four-page research & analysis.
1963 Please Do Not Patronize the Campus Grill, Nashville TN. Ron Parker & other students.
1963 Comparative Analysis of Three Versions of the Civil Rights Bill (1964 Act), Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, November 1963.
1963Will Christmas in Mississippi Be Like Christmas in America? Dick Gregory, November, 1963. (See Greenwood Food Blockade for background)
 News From Fayette County Workcamps, Virgie Hortenstein. Dec. 1963
1964Christmas Boycott Flyer, Jackson MS Movement, December, 1963
63? 64?Negro Voting in Louisiana, Baton Rouge Committee on Registration Education. Undated (probably 1963 or 1964)
 
1964 Other Organizations
????Mississippi Registration (laws governing voter registration), Unsigned. Undated
1964?On the Long Road to Freedom, flyer. Unsigned. Undated, possibly 1964.
1964Notes from a phone conversation with Mrs. F.L. Hamer, Unsigned. January 1964
1964Memorandum to All Participating Agencies Wiley Branton, VEP. January 14, 1964
1964Results of VEP Projects April 2, 1962 - December 31, 1963, Voter Education Project
63? 64? Songs of the Southern Freedom Movement, undated (probably 1963 or '64)
1964? Economics of Equality, Tom Kahn, NAG. Undated (possibly 1964)
1964From the Mississippi Delta..., Fund-raising brochure of the National Sharecroppers Fund (NSF).
1964 Farmers Attention! Conference on a Better Life for Mississippi Farm Families, February 1964. National Sharecroppers Fund (NSF)
1964 The March on Frankfort, A Study in Protest Organization, Jim Williams, PEP/SDS.
1964Remarks regarding Mississippi economics, Murray Latimer at Mississippi College. May 30, 1964
1964Petition to Louisiana Governor John J. McKeithen, Citizens Committee, New Orleans. May 28, 1964.
1964Application for Additional Federal Judges During Mississippi Freedom Summer, Lawrence Guyot, Len Holt, J.A. Jordan, Simon Cain. 1964. See 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer for background info.
1964 Proposal for Free Southern Theater, FST. (See Free Southern Theater for background.)
1964SIM Orientation Conference materials, June 1964. (Student Interracial Ministry)
1964 A Minister Counselor in Jackson, MS. Undated. Unsigned
1964Minutes, National Council of Churches discussion of Mississippi Summer Project, Sept. 18, 1964
1964-67  ASCS Elections, (Multiple Documents & Organizations).
1965-67Southern Courier, Southern Freedom Movement weekly newspaper
64? 65? Demands, Ruleville MS Student Action Group, Ora Doss, Eddie Johnson, Bobbie Cannon. Date unknown (probably late '64 or early '65)
 
1965 Other Organizations
64? 65?The Challenge: It's History, unsigned (possibly church-related), undated. See MFDP Challenge to Democratic Convention and MFDP Congressional Challenge for background.
1965The School Boycott, Moultrie, GA, Herman Kitchen
1965 The Campus Digest, March 20, 1965. Tuskegee Institute student newspaper reports on the March 10 protest in Montgomery. (See Students March in Montgomery for background.)
1965 We Demand, Committee for the Right to Vote in Selma Alabama. March 1965. (Selma support leaflet from Madison WI?)
1965A Petition to the Hon. George C. Wallace, unsigned, undated (presumed 1965).
1965Dear Friend (call for multi-organization discussions/workshops in DC), March 1965. Unsigned (possibly SNCC, SSOC, MFDP)
1965Transcript of Student Meeting, Atlanta University Center, undated, unsigned. (May have been Student Liberation Front (SLF) event, probably in April, 1965.)
1965Alabama State College (ASC) student protests. Montgomery, April.
     Student documents, Alabama State College Freedom Campaign (ASCFM).
     Anti-student documents, ASC administration
1965Fund appeal letter to SRC re Southern Courier, Ellen Lake, Peter Cummings, SC. April 3, 1965
1965 Role of the Community Organizer, Howard Romaine. (Virgina Students Civil Rights Committee, first half of 1965.)
1965 Citizens of Jackson Wake Up! Protest flyer, June 1965.(See Jackson, MS Protests for background.)
1965Call for an Assembly of Unrepresented People, Washington, DC, August 6-9. Bob Parris (Moses) SNCC, Eric Weinberger CORE. (See Assembly of Un-Represented People for background.)
1965To the Pastor, Officers, and Members of this Church, Committee of Berkeley County, SC. August 12, 1965.
1965Experiment in Virginia, Southern Patriot, September '65 (Re: Virginia Students Civil Rights Commitee (VSCRC)
1965Looking Forward: From Protest to Politics, Bayard Rustin.
1965Background Paper: White House Planning Conference, Bayard Rustin.
1965 Conscience and Confrontation: Some Preliminary Findings on Summer Civil Rights Volunteers, Aiken, Demerath & Marwell, Univ. of Wisconsin. 1965. (Sometimes referred to as the "Wisconsin Study.")
1965 Highlander Workshop News, Tennessee, November
1965Demonstrations and the Necessity Thereof, Sammy Young, TIAL.
65?The Activist, Tuskegee Institute Advancement League (TIAL). 1965? 30-page magazine. (Note that cover and a couple of pages are missing.)
 
1966 Other Organizations
65? 66?Fact Sheet: The Poor People's Corporation, unsigned, undated. See Poor Peoples Corporations, Cooperatives, & Quilting Bees for background info.
1966?Poverty Program Primer: Community Action Groups, Ted Seaver, Medgar Evers Neighborhood Guild, MS. Undated (possibly 1966). See War on Poverty for background info.
1966Fact Sheet: Sunflower County Project and Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, unsigned, undated. See Mississippi Freedom Labor Unionfor background info.
1966 Report on Alabama Justice, February, 1966. Conference on Alabama Justice, Tuskegee, AL. Ad Hoc Committee for Justice in Macon County. (See The Murder of Sammy Younge for background.
1966Poor Peoples Fund, letter & brochure.
1966 Draft Manifesto of the James Meredith March for Freedom in Mississippi, June 1966. By March leaders. (See Meredith Mississippi March Against Fear for background.)
1966Carolina Contrast, August 20, 1966. (State-wide newsletter published by South Carolina Voter Education Project)
1966Child Development Group of Mississippi, Histories of Children, Employees, Centers, Community Support, CDGM, September, '66. (20-page pamphlet.)
1966How to Get Food Money for Your Center, CDGM. (Hand-drawn training material.)
1966Stresses of the White Female Worker in CRM, Dr. Alvin Poussaint
1966Have You Ever Been One Day Late? Shutz Defense Committee. (Flyer protesting Simuel Schutz prison sentence in military-draft case.)
1966? Southern School Desegregation Statistics, unattributed (possibly SNCC)
1966 Report on a Meeting of Community Organizers in MS., Sue Lorenzi & Alex Shimkin, FIS
1966State Wide Poverty Meeting, Fannie Lou Hamer. Mississippi flyer, November 1966
1966Mississippi congressional districts before and after Voting Rights Act (showing how the districts were redrawn to prevent an Afro-American from being elected).
66? 67?The Delta Speaks - About the Power Structure and O.E.O, Daisy Lewis, Director Holmes County MS Community Center, undated. See Issues of Poverty, Exploitation, and Economic Justice and War on Poverty for background info.
 
1967 Other Organizations
1967Black Natchez, transcript and background of film, Edward Pincus & David Neuman. See Natchez MS — Freedom Movement vs Ku Klux Klan for background info.
1967A Freedom Budget for All Americans, A. Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI), January, 1967
1967The Freedom Budget, opposing-views, Robert Browne & Leon Keyserling. November 1967
1967The P.P.C. Speaks People of Freedom City, MS. January, 1967. (Poor Peoples Corporation? Poor Peoples Campaign?)
1967Statement of Former NSA Officers and Staff on NSA-CIA Controversy, March 1967.
1967Letter to: Revolutionary Brothers and Sisters, Black Power Committee, Howard University. April 22, 1967
1967To Get That Power, fundraising brochure. Mississippians United to Elect Negro Candidates, 1967
 
1968 Other Organizations
1968Southern Rural Research Project First Annual Report, Don Jelinek, SRRP. May 1968
1968We Have to Fight These Battles Together, MS (possibly Hinds County)
1968Vote Rev. Clint Collier, Mississippi congressional campaign material, November 1968.

See also:

Documents Listed by Kind
List of Repositories, Oral Histories, and Document Archives
Preserving Our History, What to do With Your Freedom Movement Papers
History & Timeline: 1951-1968 — Descriptions of Movement events.
Our Words — Articles & speeches by Movement veterans written at the time.
Reports & Letters From the Field — By Movement veterans.
Photo Album — Movement photos, posters, etc.
Our Thoughts — Retrospectives and later analysis by Movement veterans.
Our Stories — Memories, narratives & interviews of Movement veterans.
Our Thoughts — Analyses and commentaries by Movement veterans.
Discussions — Transcripts of group discussions by veterans.


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