The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives
Collection Description (Extant): Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer is video cassette of a documentary film produced by James Boukalik and Melissa Priem titled "Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer." Boukalik and Priem created the film to gain knowledge about the Freedom Summer Project and to help others in their research on the subject. The film examines the experiences of Freedom Summer participants on a personal level. It features question and answer sequences with members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Mississippi activists, and volunteers from outside the state. There are also interviews with residents of Oxford, Ohio, where Freedom Summer volunteers were trained before coming to Mississippi. Interviewees include John Lewis, Bob Zellner, Dottie Zellner, Dave Dennis, and Rick Momeyer (SNCC/CORE); Helen O'Neal-McCray, Margaret Block, Charles McLaurin, and Ed King (Mississippi activists); Doug Tuchman, Norma Becker, Sandra Adickes, and Jan Hillegas (volunteers); plus Oxford, Ohio, residents who had contact with the volunteers.
Interviewees respond to questions regarding their reasons for becoming involved in the Freedom Summer project, reactions of their families, their particular roles in Freedom Summer, their personal experiences, and their feelings regarding various aspects of the project. The video also includes the reactions of volunteers to the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner, in Neshoba County, Mississippi.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: M 399
Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m399.htm
Related Archival Items: Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers, 1964-1994 (M 322)
Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer Photographs, 1964-2001 (M 351)
Mississippi Oral History Program. Interview with Sandra Adickes. University of Southern Mississippi. Vol. 731.
Interviewees: John Lewis, Bob Zellner, Dottie Zellner, Dave Dennis, Rick Momeyer, Helen O’Neal-McCray, Margaret Block, Charles McLaurin, Ed King, Doug Tuchman, Norma Becker, Sandra Adickes, Jan Hillegas
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Mississippi Freedom Project