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Prospectus for the summer; 1964

Object Type: Record
In Collection: M319 Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers



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From the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers; Report of the planned programs for Freedom Summer of 1964. Beginning with a quote from James Silver's book Mississippi: The Closed Society, the prospectus discusses issues such as goals of the Mississippi Freedom Schools, the objectives of the community centers that will be established throughout the state, and the deployment of voter registration workers. Four special projects, collectively titled the "Research Project," a program designed to promote research on political and economic life in Mississippi, are described. The purpose of the Legal project was to assist law students in fighting the laws of Mississippi that denied the rights of African Americans in the state. The White Communities project was designed to destroy the hatred and bigotry portrayed towards African Americans by many white neighborhoods in Mississippi." Tougaloo College Drama Department sponsored the Theater project, which began in Jackson.

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