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Freedom Summer Articles by Movement Veterans

[Terminology — In the articles below, various authors use either "Summer Project," or "Freedom Summer," or both interchangeably. This section uses "Freedom Summer" to refer to the totality of Movement efforts in Mississippi over the summer of 1964, including the "Mississippi Summer Project" organized and led by COFO/SNCC, and the efforts of organizations such as Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), National Council of Churches (NCC) and other religious groups, National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and the various legal support operations such as the ACLU, National Lawyers Guild (NLG), NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Lawyer's Constitutional Defense Committee (LCDC) and so on.

In most of these articles, the term "volunteer" refers to people from out of state — Black and white — who came to Mississippi for Freedom Summer, though of course, the many, many thousands of Black Mississippians who participated were also unpaid volunteers.]

See also:

Documents From Freedom Summer
Freedom School Articles by Movement Veterans
Mississippi ~ Into the Storm (Articles 1955-1963)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) (Articles)
McComb Mississippi Incidents & Events
Mississippi Movement web links
Mississippi Movement for books.

Mississippi 1964: Articles From CRMVets History & Timeline

Freedom Day in Hattiesburg (Jan)
Louis Allen Murdered (Jan)
Freedom Day in Canton (Feb)
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Founded (April)
Freedom Summer (June-August)
Mississippi Summer Project (June-Aug)
         [Sidebar] Organizational Stucture of Freedom Summer
Lynching of Chaney, Schwerner, & Goodman
Freedom Schools
Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) Founded
The McGhees of Greenwood
McComb — Breaking the Klan Seige
MFDP Challenge to Democratic Convention
Wednesdays in Mississippi
Delta Ministry Founded in Mississippi (Sept)
MFDP Congressional Challenge (Nov '64-Sept '65)
ASCS Elections — A Struggle for Economic Survival (Dec)

MFDP Challenge to the Democratic Convention [PDF]

Articles by Freedom Movement Veterans

Life in Mississippi, Fannie Lou Hamer. (Freedomways.)

Tremor in the Iceberg: The Mississippi Summer, Eric Morton. (Freedomways)

The Mississippi Summer Project and the Closed Society, Joe White. (Campus CORE-Lator)

The Southern Front: 2 Weeks in Mississippi, Bell Gale (Jackson). (Village Voice)

Bob Moses Speech to National Guardian Dinner, November.

A Parent Looks Beyond The Summer, William Mandel. (Campus CORE-Lator)

Freedom Day in Cleveland MS, Wally Roberts. July, 1964
All My Days, Wally Roberts. July, 1964

Personal Memories of Freedom Summer

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