McKenna, Warren H.
Warren H. McKenna was an activist Episcopal priest who graduated from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1943. In 1950 while serving in Boston's largest African American neighborhood at St. John's Church in Roxbury, McKenna and Robert Muir, a former classmate, founded the Workers of the Common Life. The two men were forced out of the parish because of claims that the two had communist ties. During Freedom Summer, McKenna, based in Jackson, Mississippi, was charged with orientation of Northern volunteers. In the fall of 1967, he was hired by the National Council of Churches to head up the group's Mississippi civil rights action group, the "Delta Ministry." The Mississippi Sovereignty Commission maintained a file on his work.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Beech--Ministers' Project volunteers' reports, February-August 19, 1964 (Robert Beech Papers, 1963-1972; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 945, Box 6, Folder 6) (Reports)
- CORE--Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) - Memoranda and reports, 1964-1965 (Congress of Racial Equality. Mississippi 4th Congressional District records, 1961-1966; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 793, Reel 2, Segment 19) (Minutes (administrative records))
- CORE--Harassment (economic, CORE association) - Statements and affidavits 1964 Jan.-Nov.; 1965 Jan.-March (Congress of Racial Equality. Mississippi 4th Congressional District records, 1961-1966; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 793, Reel 3, Segment 46) (Legal documents)
- Lipsky--Noel A. Day campaign, 1964 (Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson Papers, 1935-1981; Z: Accessions, M96-024, Box 1, Folder 12) (Reports)
- Montgomery--SNCC: Benefits (Lucile Montgomery papers, 1963-1967; Historical Society Library Microforms Room, Micro 44, Reel 3, Segment 46) (Correspondence)
- Moore--Correspondence, 1967 (Amzie Moore papers, 1941-1970; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 551, Box 1 Folder 7) (Correspondence)
- SAVF-Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) (Social Action vertical file, circa 1930-2002; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 577, Box 47, Folder 16) (Reports)
- Stromquist--Mississippi Freedom Project correspondence and writings, 1964 (Shelton Stromquist papers, 1963-1978; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 641, Box 1, Folder 4) (Correspondence)
- Young--Medical Committee on Human Rights sample health surveys, 1964 (Quentin Young papers, 1964-1975; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 880, Box 4 Folder 13) (Forms (documents))
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Folders (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)