2470212 playing jump rope at Mount Zion freedom school, Hattiesburg, MS, Freedom Summer, 1964 takestockphotos.com
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TAKE STOCK photo. Willie James Shaw, a SNCC worker, being arrested in Belzoni for encouraging local blacks to vote in a COFO 'Freedom Election'. Police said Shaw was parked too close to a fire hydrant.
They heard the call of freedom, a summons that still haunts
They heard the call of freedom, a summons that still haunts They were idealists taking on the nation’s shame, students who stood with brave, black Mississippians denied a most basic civil right: the vote.
Wednesdays In Mississippi: Learn more about how a diverse group of women came together during Freedom Summer to build relationships and foster change.
Freedom Summer marked the first time many black families in Mississippi had ever sat at the same table as whites for a meal.
Black citizens waiting in line at the Holmes County Circuit Clerk's office in Lexington, Mississippi to attempt to register to vote. Long waits and routine denial of applications were typical of this process.