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Journey to Mississippi

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Creator:Goodman, Jill Wakeman
Title:Journey to Mississippi
Date:1966 June-1966 Aug.

From the Goodman (Jill Wakeman) Civil Rights Collection.

Transcribed copy of a typewritten document about the experiences of Jill Wakeman (Goodman) during her stay in Mississippi in the summer of 1966, including her motives for going to Mississippi and the civil rights work she did there. Describes Mount Beulah, the conference center for the Delta Ministry Project, that housed homeless sharecroppers while they prepared to move to Freedom City, near Greenville, Mississippi. Wakeman describes the city of Hattiesburg and the state of integration there, as well as people she encountered, including Bob Beech, head of the Delta Ministry of Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Subjects:Goodman, Jill Wakeman--Correspondence | Beech, Robert L. | Delta Ministry of Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Forrest County | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Forrest County | Voter registration--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Voter registration--Mississippi--Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 1, Folder 2, M328 Goodman (Jill Wakeman) Civil Rights Collection, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Jill Wakeman Goodman Civil Rights Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/8775/rec/1