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Letter, Jill Wakeman (Goodman) to friends; June 25 and 27, 1966

Object Type: Record
In Collection: M328 Goodman (Jill Wakeman) Civil Rights Collection


Transcribed copy of a handwritten letter from Jill Wakeman (Goodman) to friends dated Saturday, June 25 and Monday, June 27, 1966. Discusses the Meredith March against Fear and the rally held in Jackson afterwards, where speakers included civil rights leaders and celebrities such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokley Carmichael, Marlon Brando, Sammy Davis, and Burt Lancaster. She also provides details about the racially-charged atmosphere in Mississippi, as well as personal observations about the lives of African Americans in the state during the 1960s.


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