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Sandy Leigh's MFDP lecture to Freedom School students at True Light Baptist Church; July 1964

Object Type: Record
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 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. Three volunteers who taught in the Freedom School at True Light are: William D. Jones (native of Birmingham, Alabama; a teacher in the Long Island, New York public schools), who is standing gesturing from a rear pew; Nancy Ellin (Kalamazoo, Michigan), sitting next to him; and Peter Werner (Flint, Michigan; a graduate student at the University of Michigan), the Caucasian male seated in the fourth pew from the camera.


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