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M357 Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection

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In Collection: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection



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From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of a Rust College student standing in front of the Freedom House in Holly Springs, Mississippi. A civil rights poster of Fannie Lou Hamer and a poster of the Johnson/Humphrey 1964 presidential campaign are attached to the house.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. One color photograph of Kathleen Dahl, M.L. Curry, and his sister Rebel standing in front of Kathleen's car. M.L. Curry was a local resident of Holly Springs, Mississippi, and volunteered with Kathleen during Freedom Summer 1964.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of Rust College, an African-American Methodist College in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Freedom Summer volunteers assigned to Holly Springs, including Kathleen Dahl, lived on the third floor of Rust Hall at the college during Freedom Summer 1964.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of Pat (Patricia) Amlin Scudder, a Holly Springs civil rights worker, kneeling beside a dog. Kathleen Dahl and Pat were both from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pat married Ken Scudder, also a Holly Springs volunteer and native of Milwaukee.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of (left to right) Bob Smith, U. Z. Nunnally, Annanais McGhee (seated in the background), Howard Jeffries and Barbara Bloomfield on their way to a meeting. Nunnally, McGhee and Jeffries were residents of Holly Springs; all were volunteers in the Mississippi Freedom Project.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of young people playing ping-pong on a porch in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of young people dancing at the Freedom House in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of Marjorie Merrill (holding guitar) and two unidentified African-American students on the steps of the Freedom House in Holly Springs, MS. Marjorie, a volunteer from the East Coast, worked in Holly Springs during Freedom Summer 1964.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of three unidentified African American men building a front porch for the second Freedom House in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Part of the original Freedom House can be seen on the right.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of three African American girls reading a book on the porch of the second Freedom House in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Kathleen Dahl playing ping-pong with three African American children.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Rita Walker's children, nieces, and nephews standing in front of a Plymouth that belonged to the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO).

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of three policemen and unknown woman on Memphis Street in Holly Springs.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of Kathleen Dahl and Rita Walker.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Black-and-white photograph of two unidentified men sitting on the front porch of a house in rural Mississippi. The owner of the house is unknown.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Photograph of the remains of Antioch Baptist Church in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, after it was destroyed by fire in an act of racial violence. Three men stand looking at the remains of the church. Two are unidentified; Cleveland (Cleve) Sellers is on the right.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Three-page handwritten letter by Kathy Dahl addressed to the Berkeley, California, chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Dahl discusses the social impact and financial needs of the Holly Springs Freedom Project.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. Typewritten letter from SNCC Northern Campus Coordinator Jon Else to returned Freedom Summer volunteers, dated November 3, 1964. Else discusses the Freedom Vote of November 1964, the October incident summary, and the Fast for Freedom.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. The first page of an incomplete newsletter from the Holly Springs Freedom House; deals with legal issues and general news.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter from Elinor Lerner on the letterhead of COFO in Vicksburg, Mississippi, explains that teachers in Warren County, Mississippi, do not need a donation of used textbooks and that the library attached to the Freedom School in Vicksburg has a large enough quantity of used textbooks. Lerner mentions boycotts and the setting up of Freedom Schools in Sharkey and Issaquena Counties. She discusses after-school programs in development and the need for funds and help from community groups to convert unused building space into study and reading areas.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. An short, open letter from Doug and Gail [Brown] to Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) office personnel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Travel plans and activity in the Jackson and McComb areas are mentioned.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A newsletter from the Holly Springs Freedom House; covers a peaceful demonstration and march held in Holly Springs, a boycott in Benton County, hirings and firings, arrests, personnel and financial issues. This document includes a handwritten note from Diana to Kath [Kathleen Dahl].

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter from Betty Garman on SNCC letterhead to Kathleen Dahl; she asks about the EBCORR project and discusses personnel issues like financial support of volunteers.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter from Aviva Futorian on COFO Holly Springs Project letterhead includes information about the burning of St. Joseph's church, encounters with local police, and forced integration of public spaces.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter from Mary Sue Gellatly of Shaw, Mississippi (Bolivar County) and summer volunteer of the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union in that same city discusses specific amounts and types of relief needed by local African Americans.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A newsletter from the Holly Springs Freedom House, signed as the Needy Group of Mississippi. This newsletter describes or mentions numerous events, including: Howard Jeffries in jail; expired insurance on 100 Rust Avenue; Antioch Baptist Church; St. Joseph's church in Marshall County; a Baptist college that had been burned; plans to run a 1965 summer project through Freedom Democratic Party (FDP) rather than Council of Federated Organizations (COFO); updates on civil rights workers; activities in Benton, Desoto, and Tippah counties and Fayette County (Tennessee); and that U.Z. Nunnally had successfully obtained a driver's license after eight tries (police opposition).

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter addressed to Friends that describes time spent in Mississippi: special session of the state legislature called by Governor Paul B. Johnson to address new federal voting requirements; a near-arrest in Wiggins following a minor traffic accident and harassment by the police and the public.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter addressed to Friends that describes their work registering voters in Batesville, Mississippi. The Turitzes also mention local African American leader Robert Miles.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter addressed to Friends that describes their work in and around Batesville, Mississippi, on voter registration and organizing the Freedom Labor Union there. Also contains a description of their arrest and twelve-day imprisonment in Jackson, Mississippi, and their opposition to the nomination by President Lyndon Johnson of former Mississippi Governor J.P. Coleman to the open seat on the Fifth Circuit of Appeals.

From the Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection. A typed letter addressed to Friends that describes their work in and around Batesville, Mississippi, on voter registration. They also mention developments in registration across the state. The letter includes discussion of school and public facility integration, unionization of African American workers, and cooperative marketing of agricultural goods.

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