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Meeting of Volunteers and Local Activists; 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 volunteers and local African-American activists participating in a meeting held in a large room with square pillars in an African-American church. Standing speaking to the group is volunteer Johnanne 'Johnnie' Winchester (Baltimore, Maryland; a student at Cornell University), whose responsibilities included voter registration education. At the far left is volunteer Joseph Ellin, wearing glasses (Kalamazoo, Michigan; a professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University), who taught in the Freedom School at Priest Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Palmers Crossing. At the far right is local African-American activist Gracie Hawthorne, a voter registration worker. To her right is volunteer Paula Pace (Greenwich, Connecticut; a student at Bryn Mawr College), who taught in the Freedom School at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Behind her is voter registration volunteer Jacob Blum (Roslyn Heights, New York; a student at Yale University). The blonde, African-American female behind him is volunteer Patricia Yorck (Port Washington, New York; a student at Skidmore College), who taught in the Freedom School at Morning Star Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

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