Wednesdays in Mississippi: 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fifty years ago, a group of women took on the problem of racism in the American South. We studied this little known story of women collaborating across geographic, racial, and religious boundaries through documentary clips of Wednesdays in Mississippi activists. Watch the recording to explore the challenges and benefits of creating social change through community coalitions and discuss ways to connect this story to conversations about activism within your own communities.

Session Recording

View the recording to hear about this group of brave women activists in the American South and to watch model activities.

Session Materials and Handouts

Lesson Links

Related Resources from the Jewish Women’s Archive

Wednesdays in Mississippi elsewhere on the web

Polly Cowan with Dorothy I. Height, President of the National Council of Negro Women, in 1964.

Reprinted by permission of the D.C. Public Library.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Wednesdays in Mississippi: 50th Anniversary Celebration." (Viewed on September 25, 2023) <>.


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