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Twenty-fifth commemoration of Freedom Summer

Repository: Smith Library of Regional History

Collection Description (Extant): Filmed on June 21, 1989, the commemorative program held on the Western College campus, in Oxford, Ohio, was dedicated to the three civil rights workers who had trained in that same location shortly before they were murdered in Mississippi on June 21, 1964. The program includes recollections of Oxford residents about their involvement with the civil rights trainees before and after they went to Mississippi.

Access Copy Note: Available for use in the library. Contact the Smith Library for access information.

Condition Note: Good condition

Date(s): 1989

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: AR 87-0319

Extent: 1 videocassette

Finding Aid: Finding aid available in library

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The Freedom Summer Collection focuses on the local perspective related to the civil rights training on the campus of Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, in 1964. It includes photographs by local photographer George R. Hoxie, information about the Friends of the Mississippi Summer Project, newspaper coverage of the training, and subsequent local commemorations including the installation of an Ohio Historical Marker at the Freedom Summer Memorial on the Western campus.

Interviewees: Arthur F. Miller, Reverend John Freeman, Victoria Nash, Enid LaGesse, Rick Momeyer, Barbara McKinstry, Jane Strippel, Bill Stitt

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Congress of Racial Equality
Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964
Mississippi Freedom Project
Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964
Student movements
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Speeches
Videorecordings

 

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