Tag: COFO (Council of Federated Organizations)

Mississippi Winter 1964-65

(Continued from Cuba 1963) In the summer of 1964 the civil rights movement launched a major campaign, Freedom Summer, to bring voter registration and other basic civil rights to the Deep South, centering on Mississippi.  Viki and I spent the summer in New York, working. I had a summer job with a branch of the …

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Mississippi Newsletter February 19, 1965

1208 Trinity Jackson, Miss Feb. 19, 1965 Dear Friends, We enclose this time a flyer which we wrote for distribution to Jackson students, but which we thought you would find interesting.  Last Tuesday we travelled to Issaquena county to get first-hand information — the press has blacked it out completely — and came away very …

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Mississippi Newsletter December 9, 1964

December 9, 1964 Things have been happening at last.  Two weeks ago the State COFO coordinator and Jackson office manager, Jesse Morris, called a meeting to reorganize the office and to tackle the problems of the city.  At that meeting, the Jackson Project was formally re-launched and assigned the former book-warehouse as headquarters. Immediately thereafter, …

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Mississippi Newsletter November 28, 1964

℅ Mrs. Bell 1208 Trinity Jackson, Miss Nov. 28, 1964 Sorry we’ve been silent for so long, but as you can imagine, we have been pretty busy, especially this past week. We are finally official — that is to say, we how make up half of the Jackson Project, which, depending on staff and other …

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