Hattiesburg Report & Evaluation Forms
Summer 1964

In January of 1964, SNCC asked the Commission on Religion and Race (CORR) of the National Council of Churches to recruit northern ministers to participate in the first Hattiesburg Freedom Day, January 22, 1964. Their hope was that — as was the case Selma's Freedom Day the previous October — the presence of mostly white clergy would draw national media attention and both prevent police repression and pressure the federal government to enforce voting rights court rulings.

The tactic proved so successful that a "Ministers Project" was initiated to cycle clergy and laymen through Hattiesburg to bear witness in support of the Freedom Movement. Northern ministers, rabbis, deacons, seminary students, and others mobilized through religious institutions, picketed the courthouse, attended mass meetings, and helped canvas for voter registration — some for a few days, some for a longer period. The project expanded during Freedom Summer, and then in the Fall evolved into an ongoing organization called the Delta Ministry.

1964R. Mark AllenEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964William S. BasonEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Fannie M. BennettEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Fannie M. Bennett #2Evaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Leslie Eugenia Bogan IIIEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964A. Stauffer CurryMinisters Evaluation, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Harold L. DanielEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Jean DimondEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Theo O. FisherEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Donald R. FletcherMinisters Evaluation, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Mrs. Donald FreyEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Robert K. GreerMinisters Evaluation, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Alicia GrukaEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Mrs. Truing GuembelEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Mrs. Margaret HejtmanekEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project
1964Sally KietzmanEvaluation form, Hattiesbug Ministers Project

  For more information, see:

Freedom Day in Hattiesburg (Jan '65)
Mississippi Summer Project
Delta Ministry Founded in Mississippi (Sept '64)


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