Tag: Mississippi

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 December 25, 1964

[Translate] Jackson, Mississippi December 25, 1964 Today is the birthday of the King of Kings. We celebrated it among the “people that walk in darkness, who have seen a great light: they that dwell in the valley of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” In the church-burning capital of the world, …

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Sep 15

Mississippi Newsletter December 9, 1964

[Translate] 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 …

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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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