Wednesdays in Mississippi : Civil rights as women's work : Breaking down barriers and mobilizing women, an exhibit Website

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Title:Wednesdays in Mississippi : Civil rights as women's work : Breaking down barriers and mobilizing women, an exhibit Website

Wednesdays in Missisisppi is an online exhibit documenting the 1964 and 1965 program which brought Northern women into Mississippi to work with Freedom Summer and the Freedom Schools. Interracial and interfaith teams traveled to Mississippi on Tuesdays and returned on Thursdays. The program was organized by Dorothy Height and Polly Cowan under the umbrella of the National Council of Negro Women with the assistance of Susie Goodwillie and Doris Wilson. The exhibit includes newspaper articles, black-and-white photographs, pamphlets, biographies, interviews, letters, and a summary of experiences written by Polly Cowan after the first summer. The exhibit also includes a glossary listing and defining individuals, places, organziations, and terms used in the exhibit. In addition to describing and documenting race relations in the Northern states of New York and Illinois during the 1960s.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Articles | Black-and-white photographs | Pamphlets | Reports | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912- | Goodwillie, Susan, 1941- | Cowan, Polly, 1913-1976 | Wilson, Doris, 1920- | National Council of Negro Women | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi | Women social reformers--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--United States | Women civil rights workers--United States | Women social reformers--United States | Segregation--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Race discrimination--Mississippi | United States--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | Segregation--Southern States | Race discrimination--Southern States | Race discrimination--United States | Racism--Mississippi | Racism--Southern States | Racism--United States | Discrimination in housing--United States | Discrimination in housing--Illinois | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Mississippi | African Americans--Violence against--Mississippi | School integration--United States | School integration--New York (State)--New York | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434 | United States, New York, 42.739768, -75.813812 | United States, Illinois, 40.633125, -89.398528
Institution:University of Virginia. Library
Contributors:University of Virginia. Virginia Center for Digital History
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