Civil Rights Movement
Affadavits Regarding Violence, Repression & Brutality

Affadavits from Southwest Georgia, 1963
Affadavits from McComb & Pike Co. MS, 1964
Additional Affadavits from Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964
Affadavits Originally Published in Mississippi Black Paper from Mississippi 1964
Other Affadavits

Affadavits from Southwest Georgia, 1963

1963Affidavit of Thomas McGrady Witness, Americus GA. 9/10/63
1963Affidavit of Lena Turner Arrest, Americus GA. 9/10/63
1963Affidavit of Lena Turner Witness , Americus GA. 9/10/63
1963Affidavit of Lorine Sanders re arrest & jailing in Americus, GA. 9/10/63
1963James Williams re police brutality in Americus GA. 9/10/63
1963Affidavit of Bobby Lee Jones, re arrests & jail conditions in Americus, GA. 9/13/63
1963Affidavit of Eliza Thomas re conditions in Leesburg stockade (Americus, GA). 9/13/63
1963Affidavit of Emma Jean Times re conditions in Leesburg stockade (Americus, GA). 9/13/63
1963 Affidavit of Henrietta Fuller re conditions in Leesburg stockade (Americus, GA). 9/13/63
1963Affidavit of Lorena Barnum re conditions in Leesburg stockade (Americus, GA). 9/13/63
1963Affidavit of Robertina Freeman re conditions in Leesburg stockade (Americus, GA). 9/13/63

Affadavits from McComb & Pike Co. MS

1964?SNCC Memo: McComb civil action, Brown, Aronson, Greenberg, LDF. Undated
1964?Affadavit of Carolyn Breckenridge, re racist attacks. Undated
1964Affadavit of James Baker, re racist attacks
1964Affadavit of C.C. Bryant, re racist attacks
1964?Affadavit of Willie Haynes, re being arrested . Undated
1964Affadavit of Earl Moses, re racist attacks
1964Affadavit of Julia Woods, re threat of racist attack
1964Affadavit of Wilbert Lewis, re racist violence June 19
1964Affadavit of Roy Lee, re police repression July
1964Affadavit of Dennis Sweeney, re house bombing July 8
1964Affadavit of Lillie Warren, re bombing of COFO Freedom House July 9
1964Affadavit of Louise Watson, re bomb found in Baptist church July 18
1964Affadavit of General White, bomb found in Baptist church July 18
1964Affadavit of M.L. Brown, re burning of Mount Vernon Church July 21
1964Affadavit of Lula Jackson, re burning of Mount Vernon Church July 21
1964Affadavit of Rev. H.L. McKnight, re burning of Mount Vernon Church July 21
1964Affadavit of Nazaree Brumfield, re burning of Mount Canaan Church August 5
1964Affadavit of Farley Pittman, burning of Mount Canaan Church and police brutality August 8
1964Affadavit of Peter Lewis, burning of grocery store August 15
1964Affadavit of Robert V. Stone, police repression against COFO August 24
1964Affadavit of Willie Dillon, re explosion outside her house August 28
1964?Affadavit of John Lee, re police repression and brutality Undated
1964Affadavit of Russell Bennett, re violence against civil rights workers September 2
1964Affadavit of Robert Stone, re violence against civil rights workers September 2
1964Affadavit of Aline Baker, re bombing of her residence September 9
1964Affadavit of L.S. Allen, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Eddie Anderson, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Jerry Lee Hill, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Johnny Frank Nobles, re police repression September 20
1964Affadavit of L.S. Anderson, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Alyene Quin, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Harold Ray Mallard , re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Ira Marsalis, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of James Willian Ard, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Roy L. Martin, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Willie Ray Knox, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Willie Ray Knox, re imprisonment and police brutality September 20
1964Affadavit of Alyene Quin, re imprisonment of her daughter Carolyn October 20
1964Affadavit of William Thomas, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house September 20
1964Affadavit of Ursula Junk, re police repression and brutality September 21
1964Affadavit of Matthew Jackson, re bomb thrown in his front yard September 23
1964Affadavit of Rev. Ned Taylor, re police repression and brutality September 23
1964Affadavit of C.C. Bryant, re police repression and brutality September 23
1964Affadavit of James Holmes, re police repression and brutality October 18
1964Affadavit of Candy Brown, re arrest at Freedom House October 23
1964Affadavit of J.D. Smith, re arrest at Freedom House October 23
1964Affadavit of Alyene Quin, re police repression at voter registration October 26
1964Affadavit of Althea Spinks, re police repression at voter registration October 26
1964Affadavit of Dolores Johnson, re police repression at voter registration October 26
1964Affadavit of Ernestine Bishop, re police repression at voter registration October 26
1964Affadavit of Evelyn Nelson, re police repression at voter registration October 26
1964Affadavit of Jesse Harris, re police repression at voter registration October 26
1964Affadavit of Karen Pate, re police repression October 26
1964Affadavit of Mattie Lean Dillon, re repression at voter registration October 26 1964
1964Affadavit of Malcolm Campbell, re repression at voter registration October 27 1964
1964Affadavit of Rev. D.J. Ross, re repression at voter registration October 26 1964
1964Affadavit of Robert McGee, re repression at voter registration October 26 1964
1964Affadavit of Rosa Bates, re repression at voter registration October 26 1964
1964Affadavit of Richard Se. Sternberger, re police repression at voter registration October 26 1964
1964Affadavit of Donald Blanchette, re police repression at voter registration October 27 1964
1964Affadavit of Joe Martin, re police repression at voter registration October 27 1964
1964Affadavit of Marshall Ganz, re police repression at voter registration October 27 1964

Additional Affadavits from Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964

1964Multiple Affadavits from Mississippi Freedom Summer
1964Affadavit of Robby Osman & Mario Savio, volunteers. July 22
1964Affidavits, Multiple Unsigned Affadavits, COFO. (Regarding repression.)

Affadavits Originally Published in Mississippi Black Paper, 1965

[In June of 1964, Neshoba County Mississippi Sheriff Lawrence Rainey, other law-enforcement officers, and the Ku Klux Klan conspired to lynch voting-rights activists James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman who were civil rights workers participating in Freedom Summer. The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) brought a civil-suit in federal court against Sheriff Rainey and law-enforcement officials throughout the state for an injunction against the use of "force, violence, or any terroristic act" by police and law-enforcement agencies aimed at preventing people "from exercising their rights, privileges, and immunities as citizens of the United States." In support of this suit, 257 sworn affidavits describing police brutality and misconduct were presented in evidence. This section contains samples of those affidavits.]
Affadavit of Anonymous (Regarding police brutality in Sharkey County, July 24 1964.)
Elizabeth Allen (Regarding assasination of Louis Allen, January 1964.)
James Charles Black (Regarding police repression in Lowndes County MS on June 8 1964.)
Ora Lee Bryant (Regarding racist violence in Pike County, July 1964.)
James A. Campbell (Regarding police brutality in Coahoma County, July 12 1964.)
MacArthur Cotton (Regarding police suppression of voting rights, June 1963.)
Lorne Cress (Regarding police repression in Forrest County, July 1 1964)
George Greene (Regarding car chase & shooting, November 1963.)
Fannie Lou Hamer (Regarding Winona MS police brutality, June 1963)
Jesse Harris (Regarding Freedom Ride arrest, courtroom segregation, police and prison brutality, 1961-1962.)
Edward Hollander (Regarding police repression in Madison County, May 29 1964.)
Richard A. Jewett (Regarding police brutality.)
June Johnson (Regarding Winona MS police brutality, June 1963.)
Robert Mandel (Regarding police repression in Coahoma County, July 1964.)
Affadavit of Bertie McGill (Regarding police brutality in Jones County, July 11 1964.)
Jesse T. Morris (Regarding police repression in Hinds County MS on February 3 1964.)
Eric Morton (Regarding police repression in Hinds and Madison Counties, July 15 1964.)
Annell Ponder (Regarding Winona MS police brutality, June 1963.)
David Riley (Regarding police misconduct in Warren County, July 7 1964.)
Rita Schwerner (Regarding lynching of Chaney, Schwerner, Goodman, June 1964)
Lewis Sitzer (Regarding police repression in Coahoma County, June 22 1964.)
Geoffry R.W. Smith (Regarding threat of violence in Jones County, July 1964.)
Michael F. Starr (Regarding disappearance of Chaney, Schwerner, Goodman, June 1964)
E.W. Steptoe (Regarding police and KKK intimidation, 1954-1964.)
Peter Stoner (Regarding police & prison brutality, February-May 1964.)
Lafayette Surney (Regarding police & prison brutality, August 1963.)
Jimmy Travis (Regarding shooting by white racists, February 1963.)
Peter Werner (Regarding racist violence in Forrest County, July 1964.)

Other Affadavits:

1963Affadavit of John B. Amos regarding white violence. Undated, location unknown
1963Affadavit of Saundra Lee Hill, re police and intimidation. (MS) October 1963
1963Statement by Emma Irving re arrest of her husband in Itta Bena MS, Undated
1964Affadavit of Henry of Lee Chinn, Canton MS. (regarding police) February 17
1964Statement by Mrs. Bessie McMurtry concerning her son in jail, Canton MS. June 1
1964Affadavit of Sam Block, re Mississippi police repression. June 11
1965Public testimony: Fannie Lou Hamer, Annie Devine, Victoria Gray (Regarding Congressional Challenge.)


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