Tag: Viki Ortiz

Mississippi 1964-65 Photos

These are snapshots I took in the winter of 1964-65 in some of our Jackson Mississippi Freedom School sessions, at churches and in our 852 Short Street library, and a few portraits of some of our “regulars” in nearby settings.  The class leader and storyteller is Viki Ortiz. [embpicasa id=”5652773885165276929″] This was the house at …

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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 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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