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M320 Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection

Object Type: Collection
In Collection: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection



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From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of a Freedom House library in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in September 1964. Shows the front room of the Freedom House, which served as the library.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of an unidentified house taken by Dr. Erwin D. Zeman, a member of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, September 1964. A young African American boy can be seen in the background swinging from the rafters of a shed.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of an unidentified house taken by Dr. Erwin D. Zeman, a member of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, September 1964. Two African American children can be seen in front of the house on the left.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of the Fifth St. Grocery in Clarksdale, Mississippi, September 1964. A large Falstaff sign is hanging in front of the store.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph taken in September 1964 of the George Peabody building on the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) campus. It shows the front of the large building with white columns framing the entrance.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of First Baptist Church, Clarksdale, Mississippi, taken in September 1964. When the photograph was taken, the church was located on 114th Street. The street name and number have since changed to 115 Martin Luther King Boulevard.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of the courthouse in Clarksdale, Mississippi, taken in September 1964, showing the building from the street. There are several trees around the building and there are cars parked out front.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of an unidentified house taken in September 1964. In front of the one-story brick house is a lamppost with a sign that reads "The Doctors Tolbert." The location of the house is unknown.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of an unidentified house taken in September 1964. The location of the house is unknown. (Note, same house, different view, see mus-zz083)

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of the Coahoma County Hospital (now the Northwest Regional Medical Center) in Clarksdale, Mississippi, taken in September 1964. It shows a large multi-level building with numerous cars parked in the parking lot.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of the Grove on campus at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, September 1964. Taken from in front of the Lyceum, it shows the Grove and University Avenue in the background.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of a cotton field in Mississippi taken in September 1964. It shows a large field filled of cotton plants and five African Americans walking in the field.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of a cotton field in Mississippi taken in September 1964. It shows a large cotton field with three workers picking cotton. There is a large wagon next to the field filled with cotton with several people standing around it.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of a cotton field in Mississippi taken in September 1964. It shows a large field filled with waist high cotton plants. There are seven workers in the field picking cotton.

From the Zoya Zeman Freedom Summer Collection. Transcribed copy of the diary of Dean Hay, a Presbyterian minister from Nebraska, in which he details his trip to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in February of 1964. The goal of this trip was to aid in the voter registration efforts in the South.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph taken from the inside of a bus which was preparing to leave Oxford, Ohio, to go to Mississippi on June 27, 1964. Volunteers and COFO staff outside the buses sang freedom songs to those about to leave for Mississippi.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph taken in Oxford, Ohio, at the civil rights summer project training session held June 21-27, 1964. Volunteers are being shown how to take a protective position in case of an assault. The people in the photograph are unidentified.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph taken in Oxford, Ohio, at the civil rights summer project training session held June 21-27, 1964. It shows unidentified participants of the project standing outside.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph of Freedom Summer volunteers taken at the civil rights summer project training session held in Oxford, Ohio, from June 21-27, 1964. Heidi Dole is second from the left.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph taken in Oxford, Ohio, at the civil rights summer project training session held June 21-27, 1964. Zoya Zeman is on the far left side of the photo.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection.; Photograph taken in Oxford, Ohio, at the civil rights summer project training session held June 21-27, 1964. It shows, from left to right, Heidi Dole, Zoya Zeman, and other participants of the project.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Flyer announcing a Clarksdale youth meeting to be held at Mount Moriah Church on Thursday, August 13 [1964?]. Teenagers and young adults are invited to attend.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>This is a small sticker with "I support Freedom Democrats." It refers to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in Mississippi in the 1960's.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Two-sided flyer produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) announcing the sale of a book titled "The Movement : Documentary of a Struggle for Equality" by playwright Lorraine Hansberry, published in 1964. The flyer gives an abstract of the book and an order form.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Cartoon produced by the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) that shows the coffins of three civil rights workers (Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney) who were killed in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1964. Two older white men are standing by the coffins. One says,"Ain't it awful what's going on up the'ah in New Yawk!" In the top right corner of the document there is a smaller image of three pairs of hands, those of the murdered civil rights workers, breaking chains. The words ".now with your hand, pull the lever down" are printed above the hands.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Application to register to vote in Mississippi, containing a list of twenty-one questions for the applicant to answer and instructions on how to complete the voter registration process.

Transcribed copy of a three-page letter from Jinny Glass to Zoya Zeman. Glass writes about her decision to go to Mississippi to work on the Mississippi Summer Project and discusses how the decision to go was hard to make because of her family. Glass explains that she believes the main problem in the South is the lack of education for both African Americans and Caucasians.

In this one-page letter, Jinny Glass writes to Zoya Zeman about her time in Mississippi working on the Mississippi Freedom Project. She explains that she has been working at a community center and has just attended a memorial service in Neshoba County. Only the transcription of this letter is included.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Outlines some race relation issues between African Americans and white Southerners. Twenty problems are listed, including that white Southerners fear African Americans and that African Americans feel animosity toward whites.

From the Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection. <br>Describes problems in African American communities in Mississippi and outlines ways civil rights workers can make the community aware of the federal aid programs available to them.

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