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Charles Sowerwine Freedom Summer Collection (AM15-21)

Identifier: M372

Content Description

Photocopy of a fourteen page letter addressed to “My dear friends and helpmates” dated July 20, 1964, from Charles “Chips” Sowerwine of Summit, New Jersey, mailed from Shaw, Mississippi. It is a general letter that gives a chronological narrative of his time from the training sessions in Oxford, Ohio, the bus trip through Memphis, their stop in Ruleville, Mississippi, and finally to his work in Shaw, Mississippi.


Lisa Anderson Todd via Jennifer Brannock.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Noncirculating; available for research.

Use Restrictions

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).


  • 1964