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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 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 10, 1964

Nov. 10, 1964 Well, we’re finally getting to work, in a manner of speaking, and if things continue the way they’ve started out, it should be a terrific year. So far we have one Freedom School class going — about thirty high school students, all bright and eager to talk.  It’s not a highly organized …

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