- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs
- Letter, Israel Zwerling to Lyndon B. Johnson; July 8, 1964
- Zwerling, Israel, 1917-
- Date of Original:
- Civil rights movement
Civil rights workers
Mississippi Freedom Project
- United States, Mississippi, 32.75041, -89.75036
- documents (object genre)
- From the Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>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 civil rights workers in Mississippi, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney. Zwerling also writes about a visit to Mississippi by New York Representative Ryan and a dinner with Zwerling's son. He suggests that an 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.
This item is part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.
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- Original Collection:
- M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection
Box 1, Folder 2
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- University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries