Mississippi Freedom Summer

A community organizing project that took place during the summer of 1964, in which northerners went South to help African-Americans register to vote, run Freedom Schools, and to build the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The project was sponsored by SNCC, CORE, COFO, and the NAACP. Approximately half of the white northerners who participated in Freedom Summer were Jewish.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Mississippi Freedom Summer." (Viewed on April 21, 2021) <https://jwa.org/node/11851>.


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