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Collection Title: Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs

Collection Number: M351

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282-301   Sandy Leigh's MFDP lecture to Freedom School students at True Light Baptist Church at 1101 Dewey Street in Hattiesburg

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Sandy Leigh's MFDP lecture to Freedom School students. [Scanned image] SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, lectures on the MFDP to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. He uses a blackboard to illustrate his lecture. Three volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are among the audience:   Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), her hair in a bun, sits in the third pew from the camera; William D. Jones (native of Birmingham, Alabama; a teacher in the Long Island, New York public schools) is the second person to her right; and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan) is the Caucasian male in the fourth row from the front of the sanctuary.

  • NANCY ELLIN
  • WILLIAM D. JONES
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PETER WERNER
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

283

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, lectures on the MFDP to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. He uses a blackboard to illustrate his lecture.   Volunteer Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan) is the Caucasian male in the third row from the front of the sanctuary.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PETER WERNER
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

284

Sandy Leigh's MFDP Lecture (2). [Scanned image] SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, lectures on the MFDP to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. He uses a blackboard to illustrate his lecture.   Three volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are among the audience:  Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), William D. Jones (native of Birmingham, Alabama; a teacher in the Long Island, New York public schools), and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan).

  • NANCY ELLIN
  • WILLIAM D. JONES
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PETER WERNER
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

285

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, lectures on the MFDP to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. He uses a blackboard to illustrate his lecture.   Three volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are among in the audience:  Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), William D. Jones (native of Birmingham, Alabama; a teacher in the Long Island, New York public schools), and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan).

  • NANCY ELLIN
  • WILLIAM D. JONES
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PETER WERNER
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

286

Sandy Leigh's MFDP lecture. [Scanned image]   SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, lectures on the MFDP to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. He illustrates his lecture by writing on a blackboard:  "Why MFDP Challenge. 1. Does not represent people.  2. Does not support National Democratic Party. 3. Unpledged electors.  4. Negroes not fr[ee]?] to ta[ke part?]."

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOL
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

287

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, lectures on the MFDP to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. He illustrates his lecture by writing on a blackboard:   "Why MFDP Challenge.  1. Does not represent people. 2. Does not support National Democratic Party.   3.   Unpledged electors. 4. Negroes not Fr[EE]?] to TA[ke part?]."

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

288

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, rests his hand on the blackboard he uses to illustrate his MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

289

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, listens to a member of the audience as he rests his hand on the blackboard he uses to illustrate his MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

290

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, talks to a member of the audience as Freedom School student James Pearson moves the blackboard used by Leigh to illustrate his MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

291

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, talks to a member of the audience as Freedom School student James Pearson moves the blackboard used by Leigh to illustrate his MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

292

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the right watching two Freedom School students stand to discuss issues during Leigh's MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. The student in the white tee-shirt is James Pearson.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

293

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the right and laughs as two Freedom School students stand to discuss issues during Leigh's MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church at 1101 Dewey Street. The student in the white tee-shirt is James Pearson.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

294

Sandy Leigh at MFDP lecture. [Scanned image]  SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, stands near the blackboard he uses to illustrate his MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

295

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, gestures with his hands during his MFDP lecture to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church at 1101 Dewey Street.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

296

View of the audience at the MFDP lecture given by SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. Some of the Freedom School students are Sandra Blalock, Ann Conner, Rena Corley, Audrey 'Pee Wee' Easterling, Myrtis Easterling, Beverly Harris, James Townes, Alma Travis, Janice Walter, Shirley White, and Jerry Wilson. Three volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are: William D. Jones (native of Birmingham, Alabama; a teacher in the Long Island, New York public schools), who is standing gesturing from a rear pew; Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), sitting next to him; and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan), the Caucasian male seated in the fourth pew from the camera.

  • SANDRA BLALOCK
  • ANN CONNER
  • RENA CORLEY
  • AUDREY EASTERLING
  • MYRTIS EASTERLING
  • NANCY ELLIN
  • BEVERLY HARRIS
  • WILLIAM D. JONES
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES TOWNES
  • ALMA TRAVIS
  • JANICE WALTER
  • PETER WERNER
  • SHIRLEY WHITE
  • JERRY WILSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

297

View of the audience, laughing, at the MFDP lecture given by SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.   Some of the Freedom School students are Sandra Blalock, Ann Conner, Rena Corley, Audrey 'Pee Wee' Easterling, Myrtis Easterling, Beverly Harris, James Townes, Alma Travis, Janice Walter, Shirley White, and Jerry Wilson.  Two volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are:  Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), the Caucasian female sitting in a rear pew, and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan), the Caucasian male seated in the fourth pew from the camera. Standing in the foreground is student James Pearson.

  • SANDRA BLALOCK
  • ANN CONNER
  • RENA CORLEY
  • AUDREY EASTERLING
  • MYRTIS EASTERLING
  • NANCY ELLIN
  • BEVERLY HARRIS
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • JAMES TOWNES
  • ALMA TRAVIS
  • JANICE WALTER
  • PETER WERNER
  • SHIRLEY WHITE
  • JERRY WILSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

298

Students and teachers laugh as two students cut up during the MFDP lecture given by SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. Some of the Freedom School students are Sandra Blalock, Ann Conner, Rena Corley, Audrey 'Pee Wee' Easterling, Myrtis Easterling, Beverly Harris, James Townes, Alma Travis, Janice Walter, Shirley White, and Jerry Wilson.   Two volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are:   Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), the Caucasian female sitting in a rear pew, and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan), the Caucasian male seated in the fourth pew from the camera.   Standing in the foreground is student James Pearson.

  • SANDRA BLALOCK
  • ANN CONNER
  • RENA CORLEY
  • AUDREY EASTERLING
  • MYRTIS EASTERLING
  • NANCY ELLIN
  • BEVERLY HARRIS
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • JAMES TOWNES
  • ALMA TRAVIS
  • JANICE WALTER
  • PETER WERNER
  • SHIRLEY WHITE
  • JERRY WILSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

299

Good times at Freedom School. [Scanned image] Students and teachers laugh as two students cut up during the MFDP lecture given by SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. Some of the Freedom School students are Sandra Blalock, Ann Conner, Rena Corley, Audrey 'Pee Wee' Easterling, Myrtis Easterling, Beverly Harris, James Townes, Alma Travis, Janice Walter, Shirley White, and Jerry Wilson. Two volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are:  Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), the Caucasian female sitting in a rear pew, and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan), the Caucasian male seated in the fourth pew from the camera. Standing in the foreground is student James Pearson.

  • SANDRA BLALOCK
  • ANN CONNER
  • RENA CORLEY
  • AUDREY EASTERLING
  • MYRTIS EASTERLING
  • NANCY ELLIN
  • BEVERLY HARRIS
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JAMES PEARSON
  • JAMES TOWNES
  • ALMA TRAVIS
  • JANICE WALTER
  • PETER WERNER
  • SHIRLEY WHITE
  • JERRY WILSON
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

300

Freedom School students Audrey 'Pee Wee' Easterling and a member of the Kirkland family listen to the MFDP lecture given by SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.  

  • AUDREY EASTERLING
  • ________ KIRKLAND
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

301

Open Bible on a podium at the front of the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church.  

  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FAITH

302-312   MFDP signs in neighborhoods

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302

Five local African-American girls stand near an MFDP sign on a tree in front of True Light Baptist Church at 1101 Dewey Street. They are (left to right) Otis Ruth Travis, Veronica Carter, Glenda Polk, Dorothy Jean Patton, and Joyce McGowan.

 

  • VERONICA CARTER
  • JOYCE MCGOWAN
  • DOROTHY JEAN PATTON
  • GLENDA POLK
  • OTIS RUTH TRAVIS
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP

303

Girls near MFDP sign. [Scanned image] Five local African-American girls stand near an MFDP sign on a tree in front of True Light Baptist Church. They are (left to right) Otis Ruth Travis, Veronica Carter, Glenda Polk, Dorothy Jean Patton, and Joyce McGowan.

 

  • VERONICA CARTER
  • JOYCE MCGOWAN
  • DOROTHY JEAN PATTON
  • GLENDA POLK
  • OTIS RUTH TRAVIS
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP

304

Four local African-American girls stand near an MFDP sign on a tree in front of True Light Baptist Church. They are (left to right) Joyce McGowan, Anna Latha Collins, Veronica Carter, and Daneeta Walker.

 

  • VERONICA CARTER
  • ANNA LATHA COLLINS
  • JOYCE MCGOWAN
  • DANEETA WALKER
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP

305

Girls with MFDP sign. [Scanned image] Three local African-American girls stand near an MFDP sign on a tree in front of True Light Baptist Church. The two in the foreground are (left to right) Glenda Polk and Daneeta Walker.

  • GLENDA POLK
  • DANEETA WALKER
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP

306

The Copeland sisters. [Scanned image] Standing with a bicycle are local African-American girls (left to right) Brenda Copeland and Peggy Copeland.

  • BRENDA COPELAND
  • PEGGY COPELAND

307

Two signs on a tree near Big Mamma's house on Dewey Street.  One sign advertises jobs for maids in New York and New Jersey.  The other reads "MFDP".

  • BIG MAMMA
  • DEWEY STREET
  • MFDP
  • POVERTY

308

Children and MFDP sign. [Scanned image] Four local African-American children on and near the front porch of Big Mamma's house on Dewey Street.   On a tree in the foreground are two signs, one advertising jobs for maids in New York and New Jersey and the other reading "MFDP".

  • BIG MAMMA
  • DEWEY STREET
  • MFDP
  • POVERTY

309

Four local African-American children on and near the front porch of 'Big Mamma's house on Dewey Street. On a tree in the foreground are two signs, one advertising jobs for maids in New York and New Jersey and the other reading "MFDP".

  • 'BIG MAMMA'
  • DEWEY STREET
  • MFDP
  • POVERTY

310

Four local African-American children on and near the front porch of 'Big Mamma's house on Dewey Street. On a tree in the foreground are two signs, one advertising jobs for maids in New York and New Jersey and the other reading "MFDP".

  • 'BIG MAMMA'
  • DEWEY STREET
  • MFDP
  • POVERTY

311

Four local African-American children on and near the front porch of 'Big Mamma's house on Dewey Street. On a tree in the foreground are two signs, one advertising jobs for maids in New York and New Jersey and the other reading "MFDP".

  • 'BIG MAMMA'
  • DEWEY STREET
  • MFDP
  • POVERTY

312

MFDP sign on tree in front of a house on Gravel Line Street where a group of local African-American men and boys have gathered on the porch.

  • GRAVEL LINE STREET
  • MFDP

 

SUB-SERIES 10, Prints #313-426: General shots of project: Freedom Schools, meeting, activists, Mobile Street, poverty, folksingers, July 1964

 313-336   People singing outdoors

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313

Volunteer and local resident singing. [Scanned image]   Caucasian male volunteer (folksinger?) and local African-American woman sing and clap their hands in a group outdoors.

  • SINGING

314

Local African-American woman sings and claps her hands in a group outdoors.

  • SINGING

315

Local African-American male teenagers sing in a group outdoors.

  • SINGING

316

Clarence William sings. [scanned images] Local African-American teenager Clarence Williams, without sunglasses, sings -- close-up.

  • CLARENCE WILLIAMS
  • SINGING

317

Local African-American teenager Clarence Williams, without sunglasses, sings -- close-up.

  • CLARENCE WILLIAMS
  • SINGING

318

Mary Stepps sings. [Scanned image] Local African-American resident Mary Stepps sings -- close-up.

  • MARY STEPPS
  • SINGING

319

Local African-American teenagers Peter Wilson and David Otis Wilson sing and clap their hands in a group outdoors.

  • DAVID OTIS WILSON
  • PETER WILSON
  • SINGING

320

Folksinger 'Folksy' Joe Harrison. [Scanned image]   'Folksy' Joe (Joseph Decker) Harrison (Ann Arbor, Michigan; a student at the University of Michigan) plays his guitar and sings along with local African-American children.

  • JOE HARRISON
  • FOLKSINGERS
  • SINGING

321

More 'Folksy' Joe Harrison. [Scanned image]  'Folksy' Joe (Joseph Decker) Harrison (Ann Arbor, Michigan; a student at the University of Michigan) bends over his guitar as he sings along with local African-American children.

  • JOE HARRISON
  • FOLKSINGERS
  • SINGING

322

Caucasian male folksinger (?) plays his guitar and sings with volunteers and local African-American residents outdoors.

  • FOLKSINGERS (?)
  • SINGING
  •  

323

Caucasian male folksinger (?) plays his guitar and sings with local African-American children outdoors. The boy on the right is Ronald Moore.
  • RONALD MOORE
  • FOLKSINGERS (?)
  • SINGING

324

Listening to music. [Scanned image] Caucasian male folksinger (?) plays his guitar and sings with local African-American residents outdoors. The young women on the right are (left to right) Hettie Marsh and Geraldine Shaw.

  • HETTIE MARSH
  • GERALDINE SHAW
  • FOLKSINGERS (?)
  • SINGING
  •  

325

Ronald Moore and folksinger. [Scanned image] Caucasian male folksinger (?) plays his guitar and sings with local African-American children outdoors.  The boy on the right is Ronald Moore.

  • RONALD MOORE
  • FOLKSINGERS (?)
  • SINGING

326

Local African-American teenagers sing and clap their hands in a group outdoors. They are probably students in a Freedom School class meeting on the lawn outside Morning Star Baptist Church at 1406 Elizabeth Avenue in Hattiesburg.   In the foreground is Catherine Oatis and behind her is Geraldine Shaw. Prints # 326-333 are of photographs apparently taken of the same Freedom School class meeting as prints # 449-459.  Each group comes from a different negative roll, reflecting Herbert Randall's simultaneous use of two cameras.

  • CATHERINE OATIS
  • GERALDINE SHAW
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

327

Local African-American residents Hettie Marsh and Geraldine Shaw -- close-up.

  • HETTIE MARSH
  • GERALDINE SHAW

328

Local African-American teenagers sing and clap their hands outdoors. In the foreground is Ruby Pearl Stokes.

  • RUBY PEARL STOKES
  • SINGING

329

Local African-American teenagers sing and clap their hands outdoors. In the foreground is Ruby Pearl Stokes.

  • RUBY PEARL STOKES
  • SINGING

330

Girl claps and sings. [Scanned image] An African-American girl sings and claps her hands outdoors near a brick building, probably Morning Star Baptist Church.

  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • SINGING

331

Drusilla Merritt. [Scanned image] Local African-American resident Drusilla Merritt sits in a chair outdoors in a group.

  • DRUSILLA MERRITT

332

View from rear of group of local African-American teenagers and children sitting in chairs outdoors.

333

Local African-American girl Sharon Hunter claps her hands in a group outdoors.

  • SHARON HUNTER
  • SINGING

334

Registration outdoors. [Scanned image] Local African-American teenagers (left to right) Mary Stepps and Jimmella Stokes possibly conducting registration for either a Freedom School or for membership in the MFDP.

  • MARY STEPPS
  • JIMMELLA STOKES
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS (?)
  • MFDP (?)

335

Local African-American teenager Jimmella Stokes -- close-up.

  • JIMMELLA STOKES

336

Standing by tree. [Scanned image]  Local African-American man stands near a tree.   In the background are local African-American teenagers and children singing with volunteer Barbara Schwartzbaum (New York City; a student at City College of New York), who was a teacher in the Freedom School hosted by Morning Star Baptist Church.

  • BARBARA SCHWARTZBAUM
  • SINGING

 

337-345   Meeting of volunteers and local activists in a square-pillared room in an African-American church

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337

Meeting of volunteers and local activists. [Scanned image] Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in one of the participating African-American churches in Hattiesburg. Standing speaking to the group is volunteer Johanna 'Johnnie' Winchester (Baltimore, Maryland; a student at Cornell University), whose responsibilities included voter registration education. To the left of the pillar sit volunteers 'Big Daddy' (front row) and behind him Eric (last name unknown). To the right of the pillar volunteer Phyllis Cunningham (Chicago, Illinois), state Director of the Freedom Summer health clinics, is leaning forward to talk to local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, a voter registration worker.

  • 'BIG DADDY'
  • ERIC ________
  • PHYLLIS CUNNINGHAM
  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • JOHANNA WINCHESTER
  • ________ CHURCH

338

Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church. Standing speaking to the group is volunteer Johanna 'Johnnie' Winchester (Baltimore, Maryland; a student at Cornell University), whose responsibilities included voter registration education. At the far left is volunteer Joseph Ellin, wearing glasses (Kalamazoo, Michigan; a professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University), who taught in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. At the far right is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, a voter registration worker. To her right is volunteer Paula Pace (Greenwich, Connecticut; a student at Bryn Mawr College), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Behind her is voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University). The blonde, African-American female behind him is volunteer Patricia Yorck (Port Washington, New York; a student at Skidmore College), who taught in the Freedom School at Morning Star Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

  • JACOB BLUM
  • JOSEPH ELLIN
  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • PAULA PACE
  • PATRICIA YORCK
  • JOHANNA WINCHESTER
  • ________ CHURCH

339

Johanna 'Johnnie' Winchester. [Scanned image] Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church. Standing speaking to the group is volunteer Johanna 'Johnnie' Winchester (Baltimore, Maryland; a student at Cornell University), whose responsibilities included voter registration education. In the foreground, with his back to the camera, is SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • JOHANNA WINCHESTER
  • ________ CHURCH
  • SNCC

340

Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church.  Standing speaking to the group is SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project. Volunteer 'Big Daddy' sits at the left.

  • 'BIG DADDY'
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • ________ CHURCH
  • SNCC

341

Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church. Standing speaking to the group is SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project. Volunteer 'Big Daddy' sits at the left of the pillar. To the right of the pillar is volunteer Paula Pace (Greenwich, Connecticut; a student at Bryn Mawr College), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. On her left is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, a voter registration worker. Between and behind them is volunteer Phyllis Cunningham (Chicago, Illinois), state Director of the Freedom Summer health clinics.

  • 'BIG DADDY'
  • PHYLLIS CUNNINGHAM
  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PAULA PACE
  • ________ CHURCH
  • SNCC

342

Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church. On the far left is volunteer 'Big Daddy'. In the far left corner, wearing glasses and a white headband, is volunteer Cornelia Mack (Madison, Wisconsin; a student at the University of Wisconsin), who taught in the Freedom School at St. John United Methodist Church in Palmers Crossing. At the far right is folksinger Joe (Joseph Decker) Harrison (Ann Arbor, Michigan; a student at the University of Michigan. Seated on the front row, wearing striped slacks, is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, a voter registration worker. To her right is Paula Pace (Greenwich, Connecticut; a student at Bryn Mawr College), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Behind them are (left to right) voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) and volunteer Phyllis Cunningham (Chicago, Illinois), state Director of the Freedom Summer health clinics.

  • 'BIG DADDY'
  • JACOB BLUM
  • PHYLLIS CUNNINGHAM
  • JOE HARRISON
  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • CORNELIA MACK
  • PAULA PACE
  • ________ CHURCH

343

Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church. Second from the right is volunteer Johanna 'Johnnie' Winchester (Baltimore, Maryland; a student at Cornell University), whose responsibilities included voter registration education. On her right is volunteer Barbara Schwartzbaum (New York City; a student at City College of New York), who was a teacher in the Freedom School at Morning Star Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. The third person to her right is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, a voter registration worker. To her right is Paula Pace (Greenwich, Connecticut; a student at Bryn Mawr College), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • PAULA PACE
  • BARBARA SCHWARTZBAUM
  • JOHANNA WINCHESTER
  • ________ CHURCH

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Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church.  At the far right is volunteer 'Big Daddy'.   Sitting in the third row from the front are volunteers Doug Tuchman (New York City) and Paula Pace (Greenwich, Connecticut; a student at Bryn Mawr College), both of whom taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

  • 'BIG DADDY'
  • PAULA PACE
  • DOUG TUCHMAN
  • ________ CHURCH

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Meeting. [Scanned image] Volunteers and local African-American activists participate in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church.   From left is volunteer Lorne Cress (Chicago, Illinois), Director of the Hattiesburg project's Community Centers, and local African-American teenager Doug Smith, Deputy Director and Youth Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project.

  • LORNE CRESS
  • DOUG SMITH
  • ________ CHURCH

 

346-353   Sandy Leigh and two local activists outside project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street

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SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the steps of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street between local African-American activists Gladys Young (left) and Gracie Hawthorne (right). Reflected in the window behind them is photographer Herbert Randall.  The poster on the window promotes the campaign of local civil rights leader Victoria Jackson Gray for the U.S. Senate on the MFDP ticket.  The bumper sticker affixed to the window carries SNCC's Freedom Summer motto "One Man X One Vote".

  • VICTORIA JACKSON GRAY
  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • HERBERT RANDALL
  • GLADYS YOUNG
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP
  • SNCC
  •  

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Outside COFO headquarters.  [Scanned image] SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the steps of project headquarters between local African-American activists Gladys Young (left) and Gracie Hawthorne (right).  

  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • GLADYS YOUNG
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

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Sandy Leigh and Gladys Young. [Scanned image] SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the steps of project headquarters.   On his right is local African-American activist Gladys Young.   Close-up.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • GLADYS YOUNG
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

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Sandy Leigh and Gracie Hawthorne. [Scanned image] SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the steps of project headquarters. On his left is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne. Close-up.

  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

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SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the steps of project headquarters. On his left is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne. Close-up.

  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

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SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, sits on the steps of project headquarters. On his left is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne. The bumper sticker affixed to the window behind them carries SNCC's Freedom Summer motto "One Man X One Vote". Close-up.

  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • SANDY LEIGH
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

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Gracie Hawthorne -- close-up. [Scanned image] Local teenaged African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, who specialized in voter registration work, sits on the steps of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.  The bumper sticker affixed to the window behind her carries SNCC's Freedom Summer motto "One Man X One Vote".  

  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

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Local teenaged African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, who specialized in voter registration work, sits on the steps of project headquarters. The bumper sticker affixed to the window behind her carries SNCC's Freedom Summer motto "One Man X One Vote". Close-up.

  • GRACIE HAWTHORNE
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

 

354-358   Boy with ringworm (?)

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A local African-American boy walks up a sidewalk toward the camera. He apparently suffers from ringworm, a disease associated with poverty, poor hygiene, and lack of good education -- all features of the life of poor African-Americans in the South which the organizers of Freedom Summer hoped that African-American voting rights would alleviate.

  • POVERTY

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Local African-American child. [Scanned image] The boy is sitting in a chair.

  • POVERTY

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Close-up of the back of the boy's head, where some hair has been lost, due possibly to ringworm.

  • POVERTY

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Close-up of the back of the boy's head, where some hair has been lost, due possibly to ringworm.

  • POVERTY

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Close-up of the back of the boy's head, where some hair has been lost, due possibly to ringworm.  A person points to the area.

  • POVERTY

 

359-363   Levater Jackson walking on Mobile Street

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Local African-American activist and MFDP delegate Levater Jackson walks on Mobile Street near project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.

  • LEVATER JACKSON
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP

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Levater Jackson (1). [Scanned image] Local African-American activist and MFDP delegate Levater Jackson near project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street -- close-up.

  • LEVATER JACKSON
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP

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Levater Jackson (2). [Scanned image] Local African-American activist and MFDP delegate Levater Jackson near project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street -- close-up.

  • LEVATER JACKSON
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP

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Local African-American activist and MFDP delegate Levater Jackson walks on Mobile Street near project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.

  • LEVATER JACKSON
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP

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Levater Jackson on Mobile Street. [Scanned image] Local African-American activist and MFDP delegate Levater Jackson walks past Williams' Dry Cleaners at 529 Mobile Street near project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street as another local African-American woman enters the establishment.

  • LEVATER JACKSON
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • WILLIAMS' DRY CLEANERS
  • MFDP

 

364-373   Mobile Street scenes

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Mobile Street looking south.  [Scanned image]  A local African-American male teenager in a plastic raincoat walks south under the shop signs of African-American owned businesses in the 500 block of Mobile Street, across the street from project headquarters at 507 Mobile. Mobile Street was the bustling main street of the African-American community of Hattiesburg, with stores, restaurants, movie theater, and hotel that catered to the needs of African-American residents and armed forces personnel from Camp Shelby during the period of racial segregation. Two of the signs advertise the businesses of prominent civil rights activists: Jean's Beauty Shop was owned by Peggy Jean Connor and the Shoe Shine Parlor by her father John Henry Gould, both businesses located at 510 Mobile Street.  The third sign is for the City Beauty Salon.   None of the buildings shown in this photograph remains. See also #827.

  • PEGGY JEAN CONNOR
  • JOHN HENRY GOULD
  • CITY BEAUTY SALON
  • JEAN'S BEAUTY SHOP
  • SHOE SHINE PARLOR
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

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Mobile Street looking north.  [Scanned image] A group of local African-American men walks north under the shop signs of African-American owned businesses in the 500 block of Mobile Street, across the street from project headquarters at 507 Mobile. Two of the signs advertise the businesses of prominent civil rights activists: Jean's Beauty Shop was owned by Peggy Jean Connor and the Shoe Shine Parlor by her father John Henry Gould, both businesses located at 510 Mobile Street.  

  • PEGGY JEAN CONNOR
  • JOHN HENRY GOULD
  • JEAN'S BEAUTY SHOP
  • SHOE SHINE PARLOR
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

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Mobile Street looking north. A group of local African-American men walks north under the shop signs of African-American owned businesses in the 500 block of Mobile Street, across the street from project headquarters at 507 Mobile. Two of the signs advertise the businesses of prominent civil rights activists: Jean's Beauty Shop was owned by Peggy Jean Connor and the Shoe Shine Parlor by her father John Henry Gould, both businesses located at 510 Mobile Street.  

  • PEGGY JEAN CONNOR
  • JOHN HENRY GOULD
  • JEAN'S BEAUTY SHOP
  • SHOE SHINE PARLOR
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

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Mobile Street looking south. Three local African-American children play on the sidewalk under the shop signs of African-American owned businesses in the 500 block of Mobile Street, across the street from project headquarters at 507 Mobile. Two of the signs advertise the businesses of prominent civil rights activists:  Jean's Beauty Shop was owned by Peggy Jean Connor and the Shoe Shine Parlor by her father John Henry Gould, both businesses located at 510 Mobile Street.   The third sign is for the City Beauty Salon.

  • PEGGY JEAN CONNOR
  • JOHN HENRY GOULD
  • CITY BEAUTY SALON
  • JEAN'S BEAUTY SHOP
  • SHOE SHINE PARLOR
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

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Mobile Street looking south. Three local African-American men sit and stand under the shop signs of African-American owned businesses in the 500 block of Mobile Street, across the street from project headquarters at 507 Mobile. Two of the signs advertise the businesses of prominent civil rights activists:  Jean's Beauty Shop was owned by Peggy Jean Connor and the Shoe Shine Parlor by her father John Henry Gould, both businesses located at 510 Mobile Street.

  • PEGGY JEAN CONNOR
  • JOHN HENRY GOULD
  • JEAN'S BEAUTY SHOP
  • SHOE SHINE PARLOR
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

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Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee) walks across Mobile Street.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET (?)

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Mobile and 6th Streets. [Scanned image] Local African-American woman walks across the intersection of Mobile and 6th Streets near project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.   At the left is the corner of the Masonic Lodge at 522 Mobile Street, home of local civil rights leader J.C. Fairley's Radio & TV Service and the headquarters of the Hattiesburg Ministers Project.

  • J.C. FAIRLEY
  • MASONIC LODGE
  • RADIO & TV SERVICE
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MINISTERS PROJECT

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Local African-American woman walks across the intersection of Mobile and 6th Streets near project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.  At the left is the corner of the Masonic Lodge at 522 Mobile Street, home of local civil rights leader J.C. Fairley's Radio & TV Service and the headquarters of the Hattiesburg Ministers Project.

  • J.C. FAIRLEY
  • MASONIC LODGE
  • RADIO & TV SERVICE
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MINISTERS PROJECT

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Local African-American teenager walks on Mobile Street under an umbrella in the rain.

  • MOBILE STREET

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African-American man on Mobile Street. [Scanned image] An elderly African-American man walks with a cane on Mobile Street.

  • MOBILE STREET

 

374-376   Children indoors

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Local African-American children sit behind the altar rail of a church (?), probably attending a Freedom School class.

  • ________ CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS (?)

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A local African-American boy leans over the altar rail of a church (?), probably attending a Freedom School class.

  • ________ CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS (?)

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A local African-American boy wearing a cap sits in a chair in the sanctuary of a church (?), probably attending a Freedom School class.

  • ________ CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS (?)

 

377-378   Volunteer with local residents

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Caucasian male volunteer reviews a document as two local African-American female residents look on.

 

378

Caucasian male volunteer -- close-up.  The local African-American person on his right holds a handful of brochures (?) with the SNCC logo of a black hand clasping a white hand.   The brochures may be voter registration leaflets for distribution.
  • VOTER REGISTRATION (?)
  • SNCC

 
378-381   Toddler

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Toddler on sidewalk. [Scanned image]  An African-American toddler sits on the edge of a sidewalk near concrete posts.

 

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Man and toddler. [Scanned image]  An African-American toddler plays in the grass at the foot of concrete steps on which stands an African-American male teenager.

 

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African-American toddler and African-American male teenager with two boys on the concrete steps.

 

 
382   Interior of Hattiesburg project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street

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Working at COFO-Hattiesburg project headquarters. [Scanned image] SNCC staff and volunteers at work in the project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. At the left are volunteers (left to right) Terri Shaw (Buffalo, New York), Communications Director of the project, and Joyce Brown (Harvey, Louisiana; a student at Xavier University), research staff. Standing at the rear is volunteer Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), who taught in the Freedom School at True Light Baptist Church in Hattiesburg and supervised the Freedom Libraries. Seated at the right is SNCC Field Secretary Sheila Michaels, Manager of the Hattiesburg project.  

  • JOYCE BROWN
  • NANCY ELLIN
  • SHEILA MICHAELS
  • TERRI SHAW
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

 

383-386   Peggy Copeland and water puddle

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Local African-American girl Peggy Copeland, granddaughter of activist Vassie Patton, playing in a water puddle in front of True Light Baptist Church at 1101 Dewey Street in Hattiesburg.  Copeland lived with her grandmother across the street at 1022 Dewey Street. Standing nearby is voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee).

  • PEGGY COPELAND
  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • DEWEY STREET

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Local African-American girl Peggy Copeland playing in a water puddle in front of True Light Baptist Church.

  • PEGGY COPELAND
  • DEWEY STREET

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Local African-American girl Peggy Copeland playing in a water puddle in front of True Light Baptist Church.

  • PEGGY COPELAND
  • DEWEY STREET

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Local African-American girl Peggy Copeland playing in a water puddle in front of True Light Baptist Church.

  • PEGGY COPELAND
  • DEWEY STREET

 

387-389   Anthony Beaulieu writing a letter from Mississippi

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Voter registration volunteer Anthony 'Arrow’ Beaulieu (San Francisco, California; a student at Dartmouth College) writes a letter while sitting on top of a US Mail box in front of True Light Baptist Church at 1101 Dewey Street in Hattiesburg.   The little boy is a member of the Smith family.

  • ANTHONY BEAULIEU
  • ________ SMITH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH

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Anthony Beaulieu on mailbox. [Scanned image] Voter registration volunteer Anthony 'Arrow’ Beaulieu (San Francisco, California; a student at Dartmouth College) writes a letter while sitting on top of a US Mail box in front of True Light Baptist Church.  The little boy is a member of the Smith family.

  • ANTHONY BEAULIEU
  • ________ SMITH
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH

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Anthony Beaulieu by church. [Scanned image] Voter registration volunteer Anthony 'Arrow’ Beaulieu (San Francisco, California; a student at Dartmouth College) pauses in contemplation while writing a letter sitting on top of a US Mail box in front of True Light Baptist Church.

  • ANTHONY BEAULIEU
  • DEWEY STREET

 

390-392   Poverty in Palmers Crossing (?)

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A group of impoverished African-American children show off for the camera in front of their house on an unpaved muddy street, probably in Palmers Crossing.

  • PALMERS CROSSING (?)
  • POVERTY

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Poor African-American children. [Scanned image] A group of impoverished African-American children show off for the camera in front of their house on an unpaved muddy street, probably in Palmers Crossing.

  • PALMERS CROSSING (?)
  • POVERTY

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Woman behind house. [Scanned image] A local African-American woman wearing galoshes walks behind a house, probably in Palmers Crossing.

  • PALMERS CROSSING (?)
  • POVERTY

 

393-395   Volunteers at the homes of local African-American residents in Palmers Crossing.

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Lorne Cress pumping water.   Volunteer Lorne Cress (Chicago, Illinois), Director of the Community Centers in the Hattiesburg project, pumps water into a bucket at an outdoor pump in the yard of a house located probably in Palmers Crossing, a historically African-American community most of whose residents lacked indoor plumbing.

  • LORNE CRESS
  • PALMERS CROSSING (?)
  • POVERTY

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Jinny Glass washing face. [Scanned image] Volunteer Virginia ‘Jinny’ Glass (La Canada, California; a student at Pomona College), who worked in the Community Center in Palmers Crossing, washes her face in a tin tub in the yard of a house, probably in Palmers Crossing.

  • VIRGINIA GLASS
  • PALMERS CROSSING
  • POVERTY

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Volunteer Virginia ‘Jinny’ Glass (La Canada, California; a student at Pomona College), who worked in the Community Center in Palmers Crossing, dries her face with a towel after washing in a tin tub in the yard of a house, probably in Palmers Crossing.

  • VIRGINIA GLASS
  • PALMERS CROSSING
  • POVERTY

 

396-397   Freedom School students' art work on exhibit in Palmers Crossing Community Center

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Four local African-American children react to the camera in the exhibit area of the Palmers Crossing Community Center where Freedom School students' art work is on exhibit.   In the foreground are (left) Cecil Gray, son of local civil rights leader Victoria Jackson Gray, and (right) Pete Williams.   In the right background is Don Boyd. The large sign with handprints down the left wall spells "Freedom". See also #828-831.

  • DON BOYD
  • CECIL GRAY
  • PETE WILLIAMS
  • PALMERS CROSSING
  • COMMUNITY CENTERS

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Four local African-American children react to the camera in the exhibit area of the Palmers Crossing Community Center where Freedom School students' art work is on exhibit.   In the foreground are (left to right) Pete Williams; Cecil Gray, son of local civil rights leader Victoria Jackson Gray; and Don Boyd.  The large sign with handprints down the left wall spells "Freedom".   See also #828-831.

  • DON BOYD
  • CECIL GRAY
  • PETE WILLIAMS
  • PALMERS CROSSING
  • COMMUNITY CENTERS

398-401   Doug Smith, Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project, in project headquarters

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Local African-American teenager Doug Smith, Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project, wearing a straw hat and sitting on a table, probably in the project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.

  • DOUG SMITH
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

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Local African-American teenager Doug Smith, Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project, wearing a straw hat and reading a document, probably in the project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.   The Caucasian female visible behind him may be SNCC Field Secretary Sheila Michaels, Manager of the Hattiesburg project.

  • SHEILA MICHAELS
  • DOUG SMITH
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • SNCC

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Local African-American teenager Doug Smith, Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project, wearing a straw hat, probably in the project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street -- close-up.

  • DOUG SMITH
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

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Local African-American teenager Doug Smith, Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project, and Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan), Co-Coordinator of the Freedom School in the Hattiesburg project -- close-up.   Taken probably in the project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.

  • DOUG SMITH
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET

 
402-406   Freedom School class of teenagers at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg (?)

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Freedom School students discuss. [Scanned image] Four teenaged Freedom School students take part in class discussion sitting at a table in the basement room of a participating African-American church, probably St. Paul United Methodist Church, pastor Reverend EE Grinnett, located at 215 East 5th Street in Hattiesburg. Alice Adams is on the right and George Ann Adams on the left between two male students. More students sit at a table in the background, at the foot of a flight of stairs.

  • ALICE ADAMS
  • GEORGE ANN ADAMS
  • ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

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Four teenaged Freedom School students take part in class discussion sitting at a table in the basement room of probably St. Paul United Methodist Church. Alice Adams is on the right and George Ann Adams on the left between two male students. More students sit at a table in the background, at the foot of a flight of stairs.

  • ALICE ADAMS
  • GEORGE ANN ADAMS
  • ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

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Teenaged Freedom School student Alice Adams stands between two tables at which other students in the class are seated in the basement room of probably St. Paul United Methodist Church. George Ann Adams sits on the right between two male students.  

  • ALICE ADAMS
  • GEORGE ANN ADAMS
  • ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

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Teenaged Freedom School students take part in class discussion sitting at a table in the basement room of probably St. Paul United Methodist Church. George Ann Adams is on the left between two male students. More students sit at a table in the background, at the foot of a flight of stairs.

  • GEORGE ANN ADAMS
  • ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

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Freedom school discussion. [Scanned image] Teenaged Freedom School students take part in class discussion sitting at a table in the basement room of probably St. Paul United Methodist Church. George Ann Adams is the only female student on the left. More students sit at a table in the background, at the foot of a flight of stairs, on which are sitting three Caucasian male adults, probably volunteers.

  • GEORGE ANN ADAMS
  • ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

 

407-409   Victoria Jackson Gray's US Senate campaign headquarters at 507 Mobile Street

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Local civil rights leader Victoria Jackson Gray's US Senate campaign headquarters at 507 Mobile Street, the same location as that of the Hattiesburg project headquarters.   Three signs are visible: (left to right) poster with photograph of Mrs. Gray reading "Freedom Democratic Party Candidate / Mrs. Victoria Jackson Gray"; large sign reading "Freedom Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters / Mrs. Victoria Jackson Gray / United States Senate"; and a bumper sticker stuck on the office window reading "SNCC / One Man X One Vote". The door on the left is the entrance to the headquarters. The door on the right opened onto the stairs leading to the residence of the building owner Lenon E. Woods. The building, a historic Negro hotel built at the end of the 19th century, was destroyed by fire in 1998. A local African-American teenager walks in front of the building.

  • VICTORIA JACKSON GRAY
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

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Victoria Jackson Gray's campaign headquarters.   [Scanned image] Local civil rights leader Victoria Jackson Gray's US Senate campaign headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.   Three signs are visible:   (left to right) poster with photograph of Mrs. Gray reading "Freedom Democratic Party Candidate / Mrs. Victoria Jackson Gray"; large sign reading "Freedom Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters / Mrs. Victoria Jackson Gray / United States Senate"; and a bumper sticker stuck on the office window reading "SNCC / One Man X One Vote   A local African-American woman opens the door to the headquarters office and a Caucasian male volunteer stands nearby.

  • VICTORIA JACKSON GRAY
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP
  • SNCC

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Local civil rights leader Victoria Jackson Gray's US Senate campaign headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.   Three signs are visible:   (left to right) poster with photograph of Mrs. Gray reading "Freedom Democratic Party Candidate / Mrs. Victoria Jackson Gray"; large sign reading "Freedom Democratic Party Campaign Headquarters / Mrs. Victoria Jackson Gray / United States Senate"; and a bumper sticker stuck on the office window reading "SNCC / One Man One Vote."   A Caucasian male volunteer walks to the left.

  • VICTORIA JACKSON GRAY
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MFDP
  • SNCC




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

410-416   Poverty, railroad tracks, faith and the federal government

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Two local African-American boys play in front of a series of impoverished row houses on 6th Street in Hattiesburg.   See also #826.

  • 6TH STREET
  • POVERTY

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A local African-American boy plays in front of a series of impoverished row houses on 6th Street in Hattiesburg.   See also #826.

  • 6TH STREET
  • POVERTY

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Railroad crossing at Mobile Street near the 300 block of East 3rd Street in Hattiesburg. The store in the background is Bradley Brothers Wholesale Paper, Drugs, Sundries, and Notions at 317 East 3rd Street.   The railroad marked the dividing line between white Hattiesburg and black Hattiesburg.

  • RAILROAD CROSSING
  • MOBILE AND EAST 3RD STREETS
  • BRADLEY BROTHERS STORE

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Railroad crossing at Mobile Street near the 300 block of East 3rd Street in Hattiesburg. The store in the background is Bradley Brothers Wholesale Paper, Drugs, Sundries, and Notions at 317 East 3rd Street.  

  • RAILROAD CROSSING
  • MOBILE AND EAST 3RD STREETS
  • BRADLEY BROTHERS STORE

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Railroad tracks. [Scanned image] Railroad crossing at Mobile Street near the 300 block of East 3rd Street in Hattiesburg.   The store in the background is Bradley Brothers Wholesale Paper, Drugs, Sundries, and Notions at 317 East 3rd Street. Closer view of the sign reading "Mississippi Law / Stop".

  • RAILROAD CROSSING
  • MOBILE AND EAST 3RD STREETS
  • BRADLEY BROTHERS STORE

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Railroad crossing at Mobile Street near the 300 block of East 3rd Street in Hattiesburg.   The store in the background is Bradley Brothers Wholesale Paper, Drugs, Sundries, and Notions at 317 East 3rd Street.  Closer view of a billboard advertising Sunbeam white bread and the sign reading "Mississippi Law / Stop".

  • RAILROAD CROSSING
  • MOBILE AND EAST 3RD STREETS
  • BRADLEY BROTHERS STORE

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Close-up view of a religious statuette next to an envelope from the US Treasury Department, representing African-American Mississippians' faith in God and the federal government to redress their grievances.

  • FAITH

417-421  African-American teenagers and children -- close-ups.

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Local African-American male teenager -- close-up.

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Local African-American girl, a member of the Durr family -- close-up.

  • ________ DURR

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Two local African-American girls -- close-ups.

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Two local African-American girls (left to right) Sandy (last name unknown) and Julia Linda Clark -- close-up.

  • JULIA LINDA CLARK
  • SANDY ________

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Local African-American girl Sandy -- close-up.

  • SANDY ________

 

422-426   Folksingers

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Two Caucasian female folksingers, of the many who toured the state. Alex Dobkin is in the foreground.

  • ALEX DOBKIN
  • FOLKSINGERS

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Two Caucasian female folksingers. Alex Dobkin is in the foreground.

  • ALEX DOBKIN
  • FOLKSINGERS

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Two Caucasian female folksingers.   Alex Dobkin is in the foreground.

  • ALEX DOBKIN
  • FOLKSINGERS

425

Folksingers (left to right) Chico Neblett and Matthew Jones, both members of the Freedom Singers.  

  • MATTHEW JONES
  • CHICO NEBLETT
  • FREEDOM SINGERS
  • FOLKSINGERS

426

Folksinger Gil Turner.

  • GIL TURNER
  • FOLKSINGERS

  SUB-SERIES 11, Prints #427-489:   Freedom Schools, July 1964

427-442    Arthur and Carolyn Reese at Freedom School registration

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427

Arthur and Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), Co-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, leave St. Paul United Methodist Church at 215 East 5th Street.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

428

Carolyn and Arthur Reese and others. [Scanned image] Arthur and Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stand talking with two Caucasian volunteers and a local African-American male inside a church, probably St. Paul United Methodist Church at 215 East 5th Street.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

429

Carolyn and Arthur Reese in front of project headquarters. [Scanned image]  Carolyn and Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, confer over a document outside project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. On the window behind them is a poster promoting the US Senate campaign of local civil rights leader Victoria Jackson Gray, whose headquarters were also located at 507 Mobile Street, and a SNCC bumper sticker reading "SNCC / One Man X One Vote".

  • VICTORIA JACKSON GRAY
  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • MFDP

430

Carolyn and Arthur Reese -- close-up.  [Scanned image] Carolyn and Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project. Close-up of Carolyn Reese with Arthur Reese in the background.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

431

Carolyn and Arthur Reese at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church. [Scanned image] Carolyn and Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stand on the front steps of probably Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing.   Between them is a chalkboard sign reading "Freedom School Applicants / Come to Rear of Church / Time: 8-12 a.m. / 1-4 p.m. / 6-9 p.m.".

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

432

Freedom School registration sign -- close-up.   The sign, written on a chalkboard posted on the front steps of what is probably Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing, reads "Freedom School Applicants / Come to Rear of Church / Time: 8-12 a.m. / 1-4 p.m. / 6-9 p.m.".

  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

433

Freedom School registration at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing.   Carolyn and Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stand in front of a table placed outdoors beside the church. Three local African-American teenagers sit at or stand near the table. In the background is a permanent sign reading "Welcome to / Priest Creek Missionary / Baptist Church / Reverend I.C. Allen, Minister ...".

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

434

School registration. [Scanned image] A large crowd of local African-American children and teenagers along with several volunteers participate in Freedom School registration at and near a table placed outdoors at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. Volunteer 'Big Daddy' stands on the far left.

  • 'BIG DADDY'
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

435

Volunteer Lorne Cress (Chicago, Illinois), Director of the Community Centers in the Hattiesburg project, wearing a kerchief on her head, assists with Freedom School registration at table placed outdoors at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. Two Freedom School students sit at the table with her, and two stand behind.

  • LORNE CRESS
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

436

Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school teacher), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, leaves by the side door of Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. She is surrounded by local African-American children (the little girl is Cynthia Beard). In the foreground are voter registration volunteers Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) and Johanna 'Johnnie' Winchester (Baltimore, Maryland; a student at Cornell University).

  • CYNTHIA BEARD
  • JACOB BLUM
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • JOHANNA WINCHESTER
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

437

Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school teacher), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, leaves by the side door of Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing.   A local African-American girl, Cynthia Beard, stands in the left foreground.   To her right stands voter registration volunteers Johanna 'Johnnie' Winchester (Baltimore, Maryland; a student at Cornell University) and, to her right, Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University).

  • CYNTHIA BEARD
  • JACOB BLUM
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • JOHANNA WINCHESTER
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

438

Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school teacher), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stands outside the side door of Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. A local African-American girl, Cynthia Beard, is playfully lifted up by voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) while four other Caucasian male volunteers stand nearby.

  • CYNTHIA BEARD
  • JACOB BLUM
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

439

Local African-American girl Cynthia Beard sits on the shoulders of voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) near the side door of Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. Another Caucasian male volunteer wearing a SNCC pin stands to their right holding Cynthia's hand.

  • CYNTHIA BEARD
  • JACOB BLUM
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SNCC

440

Freedom School students arrive. [Scanned image] A group of local African-American children eagerly arrive at Freedom School, probably at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. In the foreground is Lawrence Stewart.  Behind him are his sisters Gwen, Nareetha, and Trisha.

  • GWEN STEWART
  • LAWRENCE STEWART
  • NAREETHA STEWART
  • TRISHA STEWART
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

441

Arthur and Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, wave to local African-American boy 'Little Jimmy' sitting on the steps of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.  

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • 'LITTLE JIMMY'
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • POVERTY

442

Local African-American boy 'Little Jimmy' sitting on the steps of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.  

  • 'LITTLE JIMMY'
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • POVERTY

 

443-444    Arthur and Carolyn Reese with Susan Stokes

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Reeses with Susan Stokes. [Scanned image] Carolyn and Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school teacher and   principal), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, talk with local African-American resident Susan Stokes outdoors.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • SUSAN STOKES
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS (?)

444

Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school teacher), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, with local African-American resident Susan Stokes indoors.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • SUSAN STOKES
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS (?)

 

445-448    In the back room of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street

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445

Reeses in meeting. [Scanned image] Arthur and Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal and teacher), CO-Coordinators of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, (center and right background) lead a meeting with three Caucasian volunteers in the back room of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • CAROLYN REESE
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS

446

Four volunteers do paperwork at tables in the back room of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. At the far right, wearing glasses, is Denise Jackson (Detroit, Michigan; a student at Barnard College), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

  • DENISE JACKSON
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS

447

Another view of the meeting with volunteers led by Arthur Reese (foreground) (Detroit, Michigan school principal), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, in the back room of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.  

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS

448

Paperwork at COFO-Hattiesburg project headquarters. [Scanned image] Two Caucasian female volunteers do paperwork at tables in the back room of project headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.  

  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS

 

449-463   Freedom Schools, mostly at Morning Star Baptist Church

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449

Locals in church parking lot. [Scanned image] Near a sign reading "Parking for Pastor Only" stand three local African-American residents: an elderly man and two boys.   Taken probably in the parking lot of Morning Star Baptist Church, pastor Reverend Cloudy Lumzy, at 1406 Elizabeth Avenue. Prints # 449-459 are of photographs apparently taken of the same Freedom School class meeting as prints #326-333.   Each group comes from a different negative roll, reflecting Herbert Randall's use of two cameras to photograph the same scene.

  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH

450

Freedom School class outdoors (1). [Scanned image] A Freedom School class taught by volunteer Barbara Schwartzbaum (New York City; a student at City College of New York), wearing a paisley print dress, sings and claps their hands as they sit outdoors on chairs and on the lawn of Morning Star Baptist Church. On the far right of the row of chairs are seated (left to right) students Renee McCollum and Sharon Hunter. Catherine Oatis is the student wearing a checked dress sitting on the grass.

  • SHARON HUNTER
  • RENEE MCCOLLUM
  • CATHERINE OATIS
  • BARBARA SCHWARTZBAUM
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

451

Freedom School class outdoors (2). [Scanned image] A Freedom School class taught by volunteer Barbara Schwartzbaum (New York City; a student at City College of New York), wearing a paisley print dress, sings and claps their hands as they sit outdoors on chairs and on the lawn of Morning Star Baptist Church. On the far right of the row of chairs are seated (left to right) students Renee McCollum and Sharon Hunter.  Catherine Oatis is the student wearing a checked dress sitting on the grass.

  • SHARON HUNTER
  • RENEE MCCOLLUM
  • CATHERINE OATIS
  • BARBARA SCHWARTZBAUM
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

452

Freedom School student Catherine Oatis sings and claps her hands -- close-up.

  • CATHERINE OATIS
  • SINGING

453

Barbara Schwartzbaum and class outdoors. [Scanned image] A Freedom School class taught by volunteer Barbara Schwartzbaum (New York City; a student at City College of New York), wearing a paisley print dress, sings and claps their hands as they sit outdoors on chairs and on the lawn of Morning Star Baptist Church.  

  • BARBARA SCHWARTZBAUM
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

454

A Freedom School class taught by volunteer Barbara Schwartzbaum (New York City; a student at City College of New York), wearing a paisley print dress, sings and claps their hands as they sit outdoors on chairs and on the lawn of Morning Star Baptist Church.  

  • BARBARA SCHWARTZBAUM
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

455

A Freedom School class sings and claps their hands as they sit outdoors on chairs and on the lawn of Morning Star Baptist Church. In the background are (left to right) Sharon Hunter and Renee McCollum.

  • SHARON HUNTER
  • RENEE MCCOLLUM
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

456

Sharon Hunter singing and clapping. [Scanned image] Freedom School student Sharon Hunter singing and clapping her hands -- close-up.

  • SHARON HUNTER
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

457

A Freedom School class sings and claps their hands as they sit outdoors on chairs and on the lawn of Morning Star Baptist Church. Catherine Oatis is the student at bottom left.

  • CATHERINE OATIS
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

458

Three male Freedom School students singing probably outside Morning Star Baptist Church -- close-up. David Wilson is on the left, and a member of the Taylor family is on the right.

  • ________ TAYLOR
  • DAVID WILSON
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

459

Three male Freedom School students singing probably outside Morning Star Baptist Church -- close-up. Donald Denard is in the center.

  • DONALD DENARD
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • SINGING

460

Two African-American male teenagers singing -- close-up.

  • SINGING

461

Two African-American male teenagers singing -- close-up.   Samuel Jones is in the foreground.

  • SAMUEL JONES
  • SINGING

462

An African-American boy or teenager singing -- close-up.

  • SINGING

463

Arthur Reese lectures. [Scanned image] Volunteer Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan), CO-Coordinator of the Hattiesburg Freedom Schools, lectures to a Freedom School class.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

 

464   Children outdoors

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Two local African-American children stand on an unpaved road near a sign that reads "Slow / School".

 

 

465-482   Freedom School students, teachers, and aides

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465

A Freedom School class meets with teacher Dick Kelly (?) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) around a table in the front of the sanctuary of Mt Zion Baptist Church at 900 Spencer Street.  See also # 489.

  • DICK KELLY (?)
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

466

A Freedom School class meets with teacher Dick Kelly (?) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) around a table in the front of the sanctuary of MT Zion Baptist Church at 900 Spencer Street.   See also # 489.

  • DICK KELLY (?)
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

467

Volunteer William D. Jones (native of Birmingham, Alabama; teacher in the Long Island, New York public schools) teaching a Freedom School class in True Light Baptist Church (?) at 1101 Dewey Street.

  • WILLIAM D. JONES
  • TRUE LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH (?)
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

468

Volunteer Denise Jackson (Detroit, Michigan; a student at Barnard College) teaching a Freedom School class in Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 900 Spencer Street.   The book she is holding is Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America, 1619-1962 by Lerone Bennett, Jr., published in 1961.

  • DENISE JACKSON
  • BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

469

Daisy Harris. [Scanned image] Local civil rights leader Daisy Harris assists with a Freedom School class probably at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

  • DAISY HARRIS
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

470

Freedom School student Catherine Oatis, probably attending class at Morning Star Baptist Church at 1406 Elizabeth Avenue.

  • CATHERINE OATIS
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

471

A male Freedom School student.

  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

472

Three Freedom School students.

  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

473

Three Freedom School students.

  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

474

Two Freedom School students.   Mitchell McGee (?) is on the right.

  • MITCHELL MCGEE
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

475

Freedom School student writing. [Scanned image] A male Freedom School student sits writing on a pad resting on his knees.

  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

476

Cheryl Moore and unidentified girl. [Scanned image] Two students in the Freedom School at Morning Star Baptist Church at 1406 Elizabeth Avenue: (left to right) Renee McCollum and Cheryl Moore.
  • UNIDENTIFIED GIRL
  • CHERYL MOORE
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

477

Freedom School student -- close-up.   She attended the Freedom School at Morning Star Baptist Church at 1406 Elizabeth Avenue.

  • UNIDENTIFIED GIRL
  • MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

478

Anthony Harris. [Scanned image] Freedom School student Anthony Harris -- close-up.   He attended the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 900 Spencer Street.

  • ANTHONY HARRIS
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

479

An African-American boy sits on one of several concrete posts lining a sidewalk, possibly marking the parking lot of a participating African-American church.

  • ________ CHURCH

480

An African-American girl sits on one of several concrete posts lining a sidewalk, possibly marking the parking lot of a participating African-American church.

  • ________ CHURCH

481

An African-American girl sits on one of several concrete posts lining a sidewalk, possibly marking the parking lot of a participating African-American church.

  • EBONY
  • AFRICA: HER HISTORY, LANDS AND PEOPLE, TOLD WITH PICTURES
  • ________ CHURCH

482

Close-up of two publications used to teach African-American history in the Freedom Schools: an issue of Ebony magazine and the book Africa: Her History, Lands and People, Told with Pictures by John Alfred Williams published in 1962.

 

483-488   Freedom School students reading "Ebony" magazine

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483

Group reading Ebony on the porch. [Scanned image] A group of teenaged male Freedom School students sit on and near the porch of a house on Gravel Line Street reading issues of Ebony magazine, which they probably had never seen before. Volunteer Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stands talking to them.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • EBONY
  • GRAVEL LINE STREET
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

484

A group of teenaged male Freedom School students sit on and near the porch of a house on Gravel Line Street reading issues of Ebony magazine, which they probably had never seen before. Volunteer Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stands talking to them.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • EBONY
  • GRAVEL LINE STREET
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

485

A group of teenaged male Freedom School students sit on and near the porch of a house on Gravel Line Street reading issues of Ebony magazine, which they probably had never seen before. Volunteer Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stands talking to them. Closer view.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • EBONY
  • GRAVEL LINE STREET
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

486

Two teenaged male Freedom School students sit on and near the porch of a house on Gravel Line Street reading issues of Ebony magazine, which they probably had never seen before. Volunteer Arthur Reese (Detroit, Michigan school principal), CO-Coordinator of the Freedom Schools in the Hattiesburg project, stands talking to them. Closer view.

  • ARTHUR REESE
  • EBONY
  • GRAVEL LINE STREET
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

487

Ebony magazine in Freedom School. [Scanned image]   A teenaged male Freedom School student lies on the porch of a house on Gravel Line Street reading an issue of Ebony magazine, which he probably had never seen before. A photograph of the late President John F. Kennedy fills the left page of the magazine.

  • PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
  • EBONY
  • GRAVEL LINE STREET
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

488

A teenaged male Freedom School student lies on the porch of a house on Gravel Line Street reading an issue of Ebony magazine, which he probably had never seen before.  A photograph of the late President John F. Kennedy fills the left page of the magazine.

  • PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
  • EBONY
  • GRAVEL LINE STREET
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

 

489   Bible on pulpit in Mt. Zion Baptist Church

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An open Bible rests on the pulpit in Mt. Zion Baptist Church during a Freedom School class meeting.  See also # 465, 466.

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS
  • FAITH

 

SUB-SERIES 12, Prints #490-509:   Sandra Adickes' Freedom School classes; Sandy Leigh and Doug Smith do voter registration canvassing, July-August 1964

 490-500   Sandra Adickes' Freedom School classes

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Volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools) stands reading from a sheet of paper as two students sitting on straight-back chairs take notes on their laps in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

491

Freedom School students (left to right) Ethel Murrell Stokes and Teresa Clark sit on straight-back chairs and take notes on their laps in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing while their teacher volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools) reads aloud from a book.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • TERESA CLARK
  • ETHEL MURRELL STOKES
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

492

Sandra Adickes and Curtis Ducksworth.  [Scanned image] Volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), a teacher in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing, and student Curtis Ducksworth look together at curriculum materials.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • CURTIS DUCKSWORTH
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

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Volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), teaches one of her Freedom School classes at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

494

Sandra Adickes teaches Freedom School class. [Scanned image] Volunteer Sandra Adickes (center) (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), teaches one of her Freedom School classes at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing.   Seated second from left is student Carolyn Moncure and on the far right her sister Diane Moncure.  The Moncure girls lived in New Orleans, Louisiana and were visiting their grandmother in Palmers Crossing for the summer. Another student is Ola Mae Liggett.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • OLA MAE LIGGETT
  • CAROLYN MONCURE
  • DIANE MONCURE
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

495

Volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), a teacher in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing -- close-up.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

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Sandra Adickes -- close-up. [Scanned image] Volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), a teacher in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing -- close-up.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

497

Volunteer Sandra Adickes (center) (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), teaches one of her Freedom School classes at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. Seated on the right is student Diane Moncure, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, spending the summer with her grandmother in Palmers Crossing.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • DIANE MONCURE
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

498

Volunteer Sandra Adickes (center) (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), teaches one of her Freedom School classes at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. Seated on the far right is student Carolyn Moncure and on her right her sister Diane Moncure. The Moncure girls lived in New Orleans, Louisiana and were visiting their grandmother in Palmers Crossing for the summer.  

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • CAROLYN MONCURE
  • DIANE MONCURE
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

499

Volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), a teacher in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing -- close-up.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

500

Volunteer Sandra Adickes (New York City; a teacher in the Harlem public schools), a teacher in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing -- close-up.

  • SANDRA ADICKES
  • PRIEST CREEK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

 

 501-509   Sandy Leigh and Doug Smith do voter registration canvassing

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SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, and 17 year-old local African-American activist Doug Smith (left), Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the project, explain voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • DOUG SMITH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

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Sandy Leigh and Doug Smith do voter registration canvassing. [Scanned image] SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, and 17 year-old local black activist Doug Smith (left), Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the project, explain voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • DOUG SMITH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

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SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, and 17 year-old local African-American activist Doug Smith (left), Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the project, explain voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • DOUG SMITH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

504

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, explains voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

505

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, explains voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch -- close-up.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

506

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, and 17 year-old local African-American activist Doug Smith (left), Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the project, explain voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • DOUG SMITH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

507

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, and 17-year-old local African-American activist Doug Smith (left), Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the project, explain voter registration procedures to 103 year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • DOUG SMITH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

508

Felix Smith -- close-up. [Scanned image] 103-year-old African-American resident Felix Smith -- close-up.

  • FELIX SMITH

509

SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (right) (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, and 17 year-old local African-American activist Doug Smith (left), Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator of the project, explain voter registration procedures to 103-year-old African-American resident Felix Smith on his front porch.

  • SANDY LEIGH
  • DOUG SMITH
  • FELIX SMITH
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

 

SUB-SERIES 13, Prints #510-650:   Voter registration canvassing, MFDP meetings, July-August 1964

510-524   Reverend Jim Nance does voter registration canvassing in the African-American neighborhoods

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510

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee) walks down the railroad tracks near 5th and Mobile Streets on his way to canvass an African-American neighborhood door-to-door, explaining voter registration procedures.  See also print #756.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

511

Reverend Jim Nance does voter registration canvassing. [Scanned image]  Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee), wearing a straw hat, talks with African-American residents in front of their home in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets. He is accompanied by a young African-American woman.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

512

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee) writes down information as a local African-American resident looks on in front of his home in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

513

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee), wearing a straw hat, talks with African-American residents in front of their home in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

514

Two local African-American children sit on their front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY

515

Local African-American children. [Scanned image] Four local African-American children on their front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY

516

Four local African-American children and two adults on their front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY

517

Children on porch. [Scanned image] Two local African-American children sit on their front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY

518

Toddler on porch. [Scanned image] An African-American toddler sits on a front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets -- close-up.

  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY

519

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee) approaches a house near 5th and Mobile Streets in order to explain voter registration procedures to the residents.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

520

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee), wearing a straw hat, explains voter registration procedures to an African-American resident on his front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets. Reverend Nance wears a SNCC pin and is accompanied by a young African-American woman.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

521

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee), wearing a straw hat, writes down information as an African-American resident laughs on his front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

522

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee), wearing a straw hat, writes down information as an African-American resident laughs on his front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

523

Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee), wearing a straw hat, writes down information as an African-American resident laughs on his front porch in an impoverished neighborhood near 5th and Mobile Streets.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • 5TH AND MOBILE STREETS
  • POVERTY
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

524

Reverend Jim Nance. [Scanned image] Voter registration volunteer Reverend Jim Nance (Trenton, Tennessee), wearing a SNCC pin -- close-up.

  • REVEREND JIM NANCE
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

 

525-536   Three volunteers do voter registration canvassing in the African-American neighborhoods

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525

Volunteers do voter registration canvassing. [Scanned image] Two men, one African-American, one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) enter an African-American neighborhood in order to go door-to-door explaining voter registration procedures to the residents. A local activist or Freedom Summer staff or volunteer typically accompanied the visiting ministers.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

526

Two men, one African-American, one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) enter an African-American neighborhood in order to go door-to-door explaining voter registration procedures to the residents.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

527

Two men, one African-American, one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) explain voter registration procedures to an African-American female resident on her front porch.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

528

Two men, one African-American, one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, explain voter registration procedures to an African-American female resident on her front porch.

  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

529

Two men, one African-American, one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) explain voter registration procedures to an African-American female resident on her front porch.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

530

Voter registration canvassing of Hattiesburg woman.   [Scanned image] Two men, one African-American , one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) explain voter registration procedures to an African-American female resident on her front porch.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

531

Two men, one African-American, one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) explain voter registration procedures to a African-American female resident on her front porch.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

532

Two men, one African-American, one Caucasian, probably visiting ministers with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, on the front porch of a local resident.

  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

533

Child with minister. [Scanned image] A Caucasian man, probably a visiting minister with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, caresses the head of a little African-American girl on the front porch of a local resident.

  • MINISTERS PROJECT

534

A Caucasian man, probably a visiting minister with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, listens to a little African-American girl as they sit together inside her family home.

  • MINISTERS PROJECT

535

An African-American man, probably a visiting minister with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) explain voter registration procedures to local residents in their home.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

536

Dick Kelly explains voter registration. [Scanned image] An African-American man, probably a visiting minister with the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, and Freedom School teacher Dick Kelly (right) (Chicago, Illinois; a student at the University of Chicago) explain voter registration procedures to local residents in their home.

  • DICK KELLY
  • MINISTERS PROJECT
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

 

537-541 Reverend Bob Beech at Hattiesburg Ministers Project headquarters at 522 Mobile Street

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537

Reverend Bob Beech (Hebron, Illinois) is seen talking on the telephone through the window of the headquarters of the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, which he directed from 1964 to 1966. The headquarters was located in the Masonic Lodge at 522 Mobile Street, on the corner of 6th Street, down the block from the Freedom Summer headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. In the front of the Masonic Lodge was local civil rights leader J.C. Fairley's Radio & TV Service. The two-story concrete block building is one of the few buildings still standing in the 500 block of Mobile Street. Reflected in the window is the image of Herbert Randall taking the photograph. Partially covering the window is a sign reading "Hattiesburg, Miss. / Ministers Project".

  • REVEREND BOB BEECH
  • HERBERT RANDALL
  • MASONIC LODGE
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MINISTERS PROJECT

538

Reverend Bob Beech outside the Hattiesburg Ministers Project headquarters. [Scanned image]  Reverend Bob Beech (Hebron, Illinois), Director of the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, (left) stands outside the project's headquarters talking with a white man who is probably a visiting minister. Partially covering the window is a sign reading "Hattiesburg, Miss. / Ministers Project".  Another, smaller, sign reads "Vote in November".   Reflected in the window is the sign of the business across the street, Bourn Grocery & Market, located at 523 Mobile Street.   The grocery building is no longer extant.

  • REVEREND BOB BEECH
  • BOURN GROCERY & MARKET
  • MASONIC LODGE
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MINISTERS PROJECT

539

Reverend Bob Beech (Hebron, Illinois), Director of the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, (left) stands outside the project's headquarters talking with a white man who is probably a visiting minister.   Partially covering the window is a sign reading "Hattiesburg, Miss. / Ministers Project".   Another, smaller, sign reads "Vote in November".  Reflected in the window is the sign of the business across the street, Bourn Grocery & Market, located at 523 Mobile Street. The grocery building is no longer extant.

  • REVEREND BOB BEECH
  • BOURN GROCERY & MARKET
  • MASONIC LODGE
  • 500 BLOCK MOBILE STREET
  • MINISTERS PROJECT

540

Reverend Bob Beech -- close-up. [Scanned image] Reverend Bob Beech (Hebron, Illinois), Director of the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, talks on the telephone inside the project's headquarters -- close-up.

  • REVEREND BOB BEECH
  • MINISTERS PROJECT

541

Savannah Pearson and Reverend Bob Beech. [Scanned image]  Reverend Bob Beech (Hebron, Illinois), Director of the Hattiesburg Ministers Project, talks with local resident Savannah Pearson, Secretary of the project, inside the project's headquarters -- close-up.

  • REVEREND BOB BEECH
  • SAVANNAH PEARSON
  • MINISTERS PROJECT

 

542-553   Freedom School teacher

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542

A Caucasian female and male sit at a table in an office which is probably the Hattiesburg project's headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. The female is a Freedom School teacher.

  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

543

Volunteers in Hattiesburg.  [Scanned image] A Caucasian female and male sit at a table in an office which is probably the Hattiesburg project's headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.   The female, a Freedom School teacher, is holding a paperback edition of Herbert Aptheker's Negro Slave Revolts in the United States, 1526-1860, first published in 1939 and a part of the Freedom Schools curriculum.

  • NEGRO SLAVE REVOLTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1526-1860
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

544

A Caucasian female and male sit at a table in an office which is probably the Hattiesburg project's headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.   The female, a Freedom School teacher, is holding a paperback edition of Herbert Aptheker's Negro Slave Revolts in the United States, 1526-1860, first published in 1939 and a part of the Freedom Schools curriculum.

  • NEGRO SLAVE REVOLTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1526-1860
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

545

A Caucasian female and male sit at a table in an office which is probably the Hattiesburg project's headquarters at 507 Mobile Street. The female, a Freedom School teacher, is holding a paperback edition of Herbert Aptheker's Negro Slave Revolts in the United States, 1526-1860, first published in 1939 and a part of the Freedom Schools curriculum.

  • NEGRO SLAVE REVOLTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1526-1860
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

546

A Caucasian male sits at a table in an office which is probably the Hattiesburg project's headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.  

  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS

547

Male volunteer -- close-up. [Scanned image] A Caucasian male sits at a table in an office which is probably the Hattiesburg project 's headquarters at 507 Mobile Street.  

  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS

548

The same Caucasian female Freedom School teacher and male stand in front of a red brick building, probably one of the participating African-American churches.

  • ________ CHURCH
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

549

The Caucasian female Freedom School teacher sits looking at books used in the curriculum.

  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

550

The Caucasian Freedom School teacher sits next to Alma Travis, one of her students.

  • ALMA TRAVIS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

551

The Caucasian Freedom School teacher sits between two of her students, Alma Travis (right) and Barbara Connors (left).

  • BARBARA CONNORS
  • ALMA TRAVIS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

552

Freedom School teacher and students. [Scanned image] The Caucasian Freedom School teacher sits with three of her students, Barbara Connors (left), Alma Travis (center), and Emma Davis (right).

  • BARBARA CONNORS
  • EMMA DAVIS
  • ALMA TRAVIS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

553

Volunteers and Carolyn Reese. [Scanned image] The Caucasian Freedom School teacher sits (center) at a table in an office which is probably the Hattiesburg project's headquarters at 507 Mobile Street with the Caucasian male and volunteer Carolyn Reese (Detroit, Michigan school teacher), CO-Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project's Freedom Schools.

  • CAROLYN REESE
  • PROJECT HEADQUARTERS
  • FREEDOM SCHOOLS

 

554-574   Voter registration and MFDP meeting at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 900 Spencer Street

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554

Voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) hangs on the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the U.S.A. / Register to Vote".

  • JACOB BLUM
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

555

Voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) hangs on the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • JACOB BLUM
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

556

Jacob Blum hangs a voter registration sign. [Scanned image] Voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) looks back at the camera after hanging on the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • JACOB BLUM
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

557

Volunteers (left to right) Doug Tuchman (New York City) and Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University) stand on the front steps of Mt. Zion Baptist Church near a sign reading "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote". Blum did voter registration work and Tuchman was a Freedom School teacher at Mt. Zion.

  • JACOB BLUM
  • DOUG TUCHMAN
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

558

Voter registration meeting (1). [Scanned image] Volunteers and local African-American activists meet in a small room to discuss presumably voter registration. The location has not been identified.

  • VOTER REGISTRATION

559

Voter registration meeting (2). [Scanned image] Volunteers and local African-American activists meet in a small room to discuss presumably voter registration.

  • VOTER REGISTRATION

560

Volunteers and local African-American activists meet in a small room to discuss presumably voter registration. The women are local civil rights leaders (left to right) Earline Boyd, Marie Blalock, Lenon E. Woods, and Helen Anderson.

  • HELEN ANDERSON
  • MARIE BLALOCK
  • EARLINE BOYD
  • LENON E. WOODS
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

561

Local African-American residents at voter registration meeting.   [Scanned image] Volunteers and local African-American activists meet in a small room to discuss presumably voter registration.  The women are local civil rights leaders (left to right) Earline Boyd, Marie Blalock, Lenon E. Woods, and Helen Anderson.

  • HELEN ANDERSON
  • MARIE BLALOCK
  • EARLINE BOYD
  • LENON E. WOODS
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

562

Volunteers and local African-American activists meet in a small room to discuss presumably voter registration. The women are local civil rights leaders (left to right) Lenon E. Woods and Helen Anderson.   In the lower right corner appears a document which reads "'... regardless of any party, sect[ion] or interest involved'".

  • HELEN ANDERSON
  • LENON E. WOODS
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

563

Volunteers and local African-American activists meet in a small room to discuss presumably voter registration. The women are local civil rights leaders (left to right) Earline Boyd, Marie Blalock, and Lenon E. Woods.

  • HELEN ANDERSON
  • MARIE BLALOCK
  • EARLINE BOYD
  • LENON E. WOODS
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

564

Voter registration meeting (3) [Scanned image] Volunteers and local African-American activists meet in a small room to discuss presumably voter registration.  

  • VOTER REGISTRATION

565

MFDP registration at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.   [Scanned image] A Caucasian female volunteer sitting at a table on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church hands MFDP registration materials to a local African-American female resident. Nearby on the front of the church is the sign reading "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".  

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

566

Group of local African-American women at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. [Scanned image] A group of local African-American residents gathers on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church as a Caucasian female volunteer works with a card file at a table nearby.

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

567

Three local African-American women gather on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church as a Caucasian female volunteer works with a card file at a table nearby.

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

568

Anne Smith at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. [Scanned image] Three local African-American residents gather on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Local activist Anne Smith Taylor, sister of Doug Smith, Deputy Director and Youth Coordinator of the Hattiesburg project, is in the center.  Both she and the woman to her left are wearing SNCC pins.

  • ANNE SMITH TAYLOR
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • SNCC
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

569

Local African-American residents stop at a table with a sign reading "M to Z" on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.   Volunteer Beth More (St. Paul, Minnesota; a student at the University of Minnesota), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion, sits at the table consulting a card file.

  • BETH MORE
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

570

Volunteer Beth More (St. Paul, Minnesota; a student at the University of Minnesota), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion, staffs a table labeled "M to Z" on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  A stack of handbills reading "Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party" is on the table between a card file and a typewriter.

  • BETH MORE
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

571

Local African-American resident Harvey Stewart stops at a table on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church staffed by volunteer Beth More (St. Paul, Minnesota; a student at the University of Minnesota), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion.

  • BETH MORE
  • HARVEY STEWART
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

572

A local African-American male resident stops at a table on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church staffed by volunteer Beth More (St. Paul, Minnesota; a student at the University of Minnesota), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion.

  • BETH MORE
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

573

"M to Z" table at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. [Scanned image] A local African-American female resident stops at a table on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church staffed by volunteer Beth More (St. Paul, Minnesota; a student at the University of Minnesota), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion.

  • BETH MORE
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

574

A local African-American female resident stops at a table on the front porch of Mt. Zion Baptist Church staffed by volunteer Beth More (St. Paul, Minnesota; a student at the University of Minnesota), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion.

  • BETH MORE
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

 

575-583   Local African-American residents and volunteers outside Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 900 Spencer Street

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A large group of local African-American residents and some volunteers gather at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

576

Mt. Zion Baptist Church exterior view. [Scanned image] A large group of local African-American residents and some volunteers gather at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

577

A large group of local African-American residents and some volunteers gather at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

578

A large group of local residents and some volunteers gather at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

579

A large group of local African-American residents and some volunteers gather at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

580

A large group of local African-American residents and some volunteers gather at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

581

Participants leave MFDP meeting at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. [Scanned image] Closer view of local African-American residents and volunteers gathered at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".  Two of the local African-American men are James Bourne and Harvey Stewart.

  • JAMES BOURNE
  • HARVEY STEWART
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

582

Closer view of local African-American residents and volunteers gathered at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".  

  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

583

Doug Tuchman at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  [Scanned image]  Closer view of local African-American residents and volunteers gathered at the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, on which is erected a sign which reads "Help Make Mississippi Part of the USA / Register to Vote".  On the right is volunteer Doug Tuchman (New York City), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion.

  • DOUG TUCHMAN
  • MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
  • MFDP
  • VOTER REGISTRATION

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