- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Letter, Jesse Morris to workers and friends of the Mississippi Freedom Project; September 14, 1964
- Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
- Date of Original:
- Civil rights movement
Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
Mississippi Freedom Project
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Letter written by Jesse Morris for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), and sent to the workers and friends of the Mississippi Freedom Project of 1964. The letter is written on the back of a CODO poster that reads "Now with your hand, pull the lever down." Voting booth levers are labeled Justice, Equality, and Freedom. Also shows chains and three pairs of hands labeled with the names of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered in Philadelphia, Mississippi in June 1964. The first pair of hands is chained, the second is breaking the chain, and the third pair is unchained.
Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
This item is part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.
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- Original Collection:
- M320 Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection
Box 1, Folder 8
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries