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Hank Werner papers on Mississippi civil rights work, 1963-1966

Hank Werner papers, 1962-1966. Selections
Werner, Hank, collector

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  • Papers, 1960s, consisting of the letters, pamphlets, flyers, and newsletters collected by Hank Werner and his wife Judy on their work with the Congress of Racial Equality and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during Freedom Summer. Started in June 1964, Freedom Summer endeavored to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, a state that excluded African Americans from voting. The project also established a number of Freedom Schools and community centers throughout small towns in Mississippi to aid the local African American population.

Notes

  • Digitized and made available by the Wisconsin Historical Society Library-Archives Digital Collections as part of: Freedom Summer Digital Collection.
  • Online version of materials held by the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
  • Electronic reproduction. Madison, Wis. : Wisconsin Historical Society, 2012-2014.
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