Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
10” x 8” black & white photograph: “(JX1) JACKSON MISS., DEC. 23 – TURKEY LIFT – Negro comedian Dick Gregory of Chicago removes the first of thousands of pounds of turkeys flown into Mississippi for needy Negroes and whites. The turkeys were bought with funds raised by Gregory, Sammy Davis Jr. and Drew Pearson. (AP WIREPHOTO) (DL143Ocs) 1964 See AP Wirestory”
Press packet for feature film Ghosts of Mississippi. Includes photographs of filming, production information, cast list, crew list, reproductions of Medgar Evers & family, and contextual essay by Myrlie Evers.
Mrs. Myrtis Rue was an African American native of Hattiesburg and a teacher in the public schools. She was the first person to donate civil rights materials to the USM Archives during the solicitation effort, which began in September 1997. Her gift was this full-page article entitled "Hattiesburg's Beginnings: A Black Perspective" from the Hattiesburg American of November 2, 1980. She died August 3, 2000.
Scholarly articles about the Freedom Schools co-authored by Dr. Chilcoat.
Letter dated December 7, 1964 to Crawford & Co., Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin from The Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), soliciting contributions for SNCC's Mississippi Project.
Primary and secondary research materials related to Claiborne County, Mississippi and its county seat, Port Gibson. Claiborne County was the center of a little-known but profound demonstration and struggle during the civil rights movement resulting in the United States Supreme Court Case NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Company.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, photo albums, printed materials, political campaign and organizations' buttons, poster, and video tapes of this Freedom Summer volunteer in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
This collection contains materials related to the life and activities of P.D. East. Materials include personal papers, photographs, issues of East's The Petal Paper, a speech, and letters. This collection should be of interest to anyone researching the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
A group of materials that give an in depth look into the Civil Rights Movement and primarily the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
Lists of Freedom Riders, arrest records, investigative reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc.
This collection should be of value to researchers interested in the Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.
This collection consists of one video of what appears to be the Freedom Day protests of January 22, 1964 that occurred for voter registration outside of the courthouse in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Hattiesburg Civil Rights Film is of particular interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg.
The Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection is a fascinating group of materials that give an in depth look into the Civil Rights Movement, specifically in Holmes County Mississippi.