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M328 Goodman (Jill Wakeman) Civil Rights Collection

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In Collection: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection



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Transcribed copy of a typewritten letter from Jill Wakeman (Goodman) to friends dated June 23, 1966, in which she recounts the trip to Hattiesburg, including brief stays in Mt. Beulah and at the home of Reverend Bob Beech. She also comments on her hostess in Hattiesburg, Mrs. Simms, the civil rights movement in Hattiesburg and Laurel, Mississippi, other workers in the movement, and her feelings about Mississippi in general.

Transcribed copy of a handwritten letter from Jill Wakeman (Goodman) to friends dated Saturday, June 25 and Monday, June 27, 1966. Discusses the Meredith March against Fear and the rally held in Jackson afterwards, where speakers included civil rights leaders and celebrities such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokley Carmichael, Marlon Brando, Sammy Davis, and Burt Lancaster. She also provides details about the racially-charged atmosphere in Mississippi, as well as personal observations about the lives of African Americans in the state during the 1960s.

Transcribed copy of a typewritten letter from Jill Wakeman (Goodman) to friends, dated July 8, 1966, in which she discusses her friendship with Mrs. Simms, her hostess in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She also includes details about her experiences working with the movement, Vernon Dahmer, the Ku Klux Klan, and violence towards African Americans. Includes her personal observations about poverty, welfare, and living conditions for African Americans in Mississippi.

Transcribed copy of a typewritten document about the experiences of Jill Wakeman (Goodman) during her stay in Mississippi in the summer of 1966, including her motives for going to Mississippi and the civil rights work she did there. Describes Mount Beulah, the conference center for the Delta Ministry Project, that housed homeless sharecroppers while they prepared to move to Freedom City, near Greenville, Mississippi. Wakeman describes the city of Hattiesburg and the state of integration there, as well as people she encountered, including Bob Beech, head of the Delta Ministry of Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Transcribed copy of a typewritten document by Reverend Bob Beech, director of the Hattiesburg Minister's Project. He provides an account of the activities and accomplishments of the Delta Ministry in Hattiesburg in 1964 with regard to voter registration, community organizations, material aid, education, health, and work in the white community. Specifically mentions the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), the Hattiesburg Civic Improvement Association, and youth activities. Concludes with a discussion of issues that are still in need of resolution as well as suggestions for future service opportunities.

From the Goodman (Jill Wakeman) Civil Rights Collection. <br>Brochure published by the Delta Ministry to solicit funds for Freedom City in Greenville, Mississippi. Lists the ways in which donations will be allocated to provide suitable housing for homeless sharecroppers and their families. Includes photographs by Nash Basom.

From the Goodman (Jill Wakeman) Civil Rights Collection. <br>Pamphlet prepared by staff members of the Delta Ministry of Mississippi in 1966 for those preparing to take part in the Meredith March against Fear. Provides statistics from various Mississippi counties for 1960-1966, including information about current living conditions of and discrimination against African Americans in Mississippi.

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