Lessons from Freedom Summer

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People Make Movements provides the historical context to the Freedom Schools of Mississippi in 1964.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xvi
About Using This Bookp. xix
Abolitionists and the Nonviolent Traditionp. 1
William Lloyd Garrison: Abolitionismp. 3
William Lloyd Garrison: First Editorial from "The Liberator"p. 7
Frederick Douglass: The Fugitive Slave Actp. 7
Frederick Douglass: Editorial from the North Star (1847)p. 10
Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobediencep. 13
Henry David Thoreau: Essay on the Duty of Civil Disobediencep. 14
Mohandas Gandhi: Nonviolencep. 17
Gandhi's Letter to Lord Edward Irwinp. 20
Mahatma Gandhi: My Faith in Nonviolencep. 25
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)p. 27
Ida B. Wells: The Anti-Lynching Campaignp. 30
Ida B. Wells: A Red Recordp. 34
W.E.B. DuBois: The Campaign against "The Birth of A Nation"p. 36
Thurgood Marshall: The NAACP Legal Defense Fundp. 40
Medgar Evers: The Jackson Movement (Mississippi)p. 46
NAACP Appeals to Negro, White Citizensp. 50
Remarks of Mr. Medgar Eversp. 51
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)p. 55
What Then Are the Principles of CORE?p. 56
Bayard Rustin: The Journey of Reconciliationp. 59
David Dennis: The Freedom Ridesp. 65
Attention Restless Race Mixers Whose Hobby Is Creating Troublep. 68
Rita Levant Schwerner: Mississippi Community Centersp. 73
Core Community Centersp. 77
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)p. 79
History and Philosophy of the SCLCp. 81
Martin Luther King: The Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 83
Myles Horton: The Highlander Schoolp. 89
Highlander's Statement of Purpose, 1950p. 85
Highlander Workshop Announcementp. 98
Septima Clark: SCLC Citizenship Schoolsp. 99
The SCLC Citizen Education Programp. 104
Annelle Ponder: The Citizen Education Program in Mississippip. 111
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)p. 117
Ella Baker: Developing Leadershipp. 125
Ella Baker: "Bigger than a Hamburger"p. 129
Bob Moses: Voter Registrationp. 130
Testimony Before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1965p. 136
Herbert Lee: Nonviolent Highp. 142
Amzie Moore: SNCC in Mississippip. 147
The Economy of Ruleville, Mississippip. 151
The Challenge of Mississippip. 157
The Bilbo Hearings: Complaintsp. 162
The Bilbo Hearings: Testimonyp. 165
James Eastland: The White Citizens Councilp. 168
The Southern Manifesto, 1956p. 171
A Manual For Southernersp. 174
Emmett Till: The Ku Klux Klanp. 176
M Is For Mississippi And Murderp. 179
Elected Officials: State and City Governmentp. 184
1965 Voting Rights Hearingsp. 186
Excerpts from Reports of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commissionp. 188
George W. Lee: Local Law Enforcementp. 193
COFO, Running Summary of Incidents (excerpts)p. 196
Report on Beatings in McComb, June 8, 1964p. 198
Toward Freedom Summerp. 201
Aaron Henry: Freedom Vote and Freedom Daysp. 205
James Forman: The Debate Over the Use of White Volunteersp. 213
Some Aspects Of Black-White Problems As Seen By Field Staffp. 216
Notes (excerpts) from the Third Organizational Meeting of SNCCp. 218
Andrew Goodman: The Volunteersp. 226
Mississippi Summer Project Application Formp. 228
Answers Written By Volunteer Applicantsp. 232
Memo to Accepted Applicantsp. 234
Memo to Accepted Applicants (#2)p. 235
Western Union Telegramsp. 238
Papers of the Parents Mississippi Emergency Committeep. 239
Preparations For Freedom Summerp. 243
Letter Describing Mississippi Summer Project Sent to Whites in Mississippi by COFOp. 244
Hollis Watkins: The Orientation for the Volunteersp. 248
Bob Moses' Letter to President Johnsonp. 253
Possible Role Playing Situationsp. 255
James Chaney: Facing the Reality of Violence and Jailp. 256
Security Handbookp. 261
Security Check-Out Formp. 264
Michael Schwerner: "Mississippi Burning"p. 264
COFO Report: The Philadelphia, Mississippi, Casep. 271
Freedom Summer: Freedom Schools and the Artsp. 277
Charles Cobb: The Freedom Schoolsp. 278
Kirsty Powell: A Report, Mainly on Ruleville Freedom Schoolp. 282
Staughton Lynd: The Freedom School Conventionp. 287
1964 Platform of the Mississippi Freedom School Conventionp. 289
Bernice Johnson Reagon: The Music of Freedom Summerp. 297
Pete Seeger: The Mississippi Caravan of Musicp. 304
John O'Neal: The Free Southern Theaterp. 308
A General Prospectus for the Establishment of a Free Southern Theaterp. 309
Free Southern Theater Workshop, Tougaloo College, Mississippip. 311
Freedom Summer: Mississippi Freedom Democratic Partyp. 315
Edwin King: Freedom Registration and Candidatesp. 317
Mississippi Voter Registration Formp. 321
MFDP Voter Registration Formp. 323
Unita Blackwell: The MFDP Conventionp. 324
Primer for Delegatesp. 326
Fannie Lou Hamer: The Challenge at the Democratic National Conventionp. 330
The Platform and Principles of the Mississippi State Democratic Partyp. 334
Beyond Freedom Summerp. 345
Mississippi Beyond Freedom Summerp. 346
Beyond Mississippip. 353
An End to Historyp. 356
Lessons: Freedom Is a Constant Strugglep. 357
Further Research, Debate and Activitiesp. 363
Bibliographyp. 407
Endnotesp. 419
Indexp. 442
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