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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 February 18, 1965

852 Short Street Jackson, Mississippi February 18, 1965 No FREEDOM in SCHOOL! Here is the story that no Mississippi newspaper dares to print: More than a thousand students in Issaquena and Sharkey counties have refused to go back to school because the principal, following the orders of an all-white school board, has not permitted them …

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