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Audience at MFDP Lecture; July 1964

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In Collection: Herbert Randall Photographs Digital Collection


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From the Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of the view of the audience, laughing, at the MFDP lecture given by SNCC Field Secretary Sandy Leigh (New York City), Director of the Hattiesburg project, to Freedom School students in the sanctuary of True Light Baptist Church. Some of the Freedom School students are Sandra Blalock, Ann Conner, Rena Corley, Audrey 'Pee Wee' Easterling, Myrtis Easterling, Beverly Harris, James Townes, Alma Travis, Janice Walter, Shirley White, and Jerry Wilson. Two volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are: Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), the Caucasian female sitting in a rear pew, and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan), the Caucasian male seated in the fourth pew from the camera. Standing in the foreground is student James Pearson.

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