- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Letter, Matthew Zwerling to Israel and Florence Zwerling and Sara; June 23, 1964
- Zwerling, Matthew, 1944-
- Date of Original:
- Civil rights movement
Civil rights workers
Mississippi Freedom Project
- United States, Mississippi, Coahoma County, Clarksdale, 34.20011, -90.57093
- documents (object genre)
- Typewritten letter from Matthew Zwerling to his parents, Israel and Florence Zwerling, and Sara, dated June 23, 1964. Discusses voter registration canvassing activities, other aspects of his work in and around Clarksdale, Mississippi, as well as the lady with whom he and three other volunteers are staying. Zwerling mentions the summer heat in Mississippi, and his concern about tensions between the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).
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:
- M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection
A finding aid for this collection is available online at: https://doi.org/10.18785/fa.M336
Box 1, Folder 1
- Contributing Institution:
- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries