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Letter, Dr. Israel Zwerling to President Lyndon B. Johnson; July 8, 1964

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Creator:Zwerling, Israel, 1917-
Title:Letter, Dr. Israel Zwerling to President Lyndon B. Johnson; July 8, 1964
Date:1964 June-1964 July

From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection. Carbon copy of a typewritten letter from Dr. Israel Zwerling to President Lyndon B. Johnson, dated July 8, 1964. Zwerling describes his position as the father of a civil rights volunteer in the Mississippi Summer Project and thanks Johnson for his efforts regarding the missing volunteers in Mississippi. (Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney disappeared near Philadelphia, Mississippi, in June, 1964. Their bodies were found on August 4, 1964.) He also suggests that increased "federal presence" in Mississippi might make a difference for the movement.

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

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Zwerling, Israel, 1917- | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Zwerling, Matthew, 1944- | Goodman, Carolyn | Goodman, Robert, 1969- | Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964--Assassination | Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964--Family | Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964--Assassination | Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964--Assassination | Civil rights movements | Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi | Suffrage--Mississippi | Voting--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | Discrimination--Mississippi | Disappeared persons--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Crimes against--Mississippi | Hate crimes--Mississippi | Murder--Mississippi | Intimidation--Mississippi | Harassment--Mississippi | Intervention (Federal government)--Mississippi | Political activists | Civic leaders--United States | Social justice--United States | Presidents--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Fathers | Father and child | Men | Educators | Parents | Violence | College graduates--New York | College students | Mississippi Freedom Project | United States. Executive Office of the President | Phi Beta Kappa | University of Rochester | Stanford University. School of Medicine | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
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, M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Matthew Zwerling Freedom Summer Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/2301/rec/1