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Sep 16

Mississippi Winter 1964-65

[Translate] (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 …

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Sep 15

Mississippi Newsletter January 10, 1965

[Translate] January 10, 1965 Dear friends: We went into the center of town the other day with Mrs Bell, our landlady:  tax paying time had rolled around again, and we drove her to City Hall and then to the County Court House.  Both coming and going our ride was uneventful; upon our arrival at 1208 …

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Sep 15

Mississippi Newsletter November 28, 1964

[Translate] ℅ 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 …

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Sep 15

Mississippi Newsletter November 10, 1964

[Translate] 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 …

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