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Mark Levy Collection

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This B&W photograph shows Mark and Betty Levy at the Meridian Freedom School in Meridian, MS, with some of their students.

PERSONAL AND UNOFFICIAL PROMOTION DEPARTMENT July 28, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levy
2505 1/2 Fifth Street
Meridian, Mississippi

Dear Mark and Betty:

Under separate cover I have sent you several books which I think are
what you want in…

Oxford Ohio June l8, 1964
Dear Friend:
The following letter was sent to John Lewis, Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It was read to these present at the Oxford orientation this afternoon. Upon the request of those…

C.O.F.O FREEDOM MEETING

Little Hope Baptist Church
Monday, July 27, 7:30

We will discuss Civil Rights and the FREEDOM DEMOCRATIC PARTY. The Mississippi Democratic Party does not represent all the people of Mississippi. If you want to win…

What You Can Do:
This is your FREEDOM SUMMER. It will not work without your help.
COFO is asking you to:
- provide housing for the people who are coming to work here.
- look for buildings which can be used for Freedom Schools and Community…

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Mark Levy Collection

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Mark Levy was a volunteer in the Freedom Summer project of 1964 serving as co-coordinator and teacher at the Meridian Freedom School in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. He is a Queens College, City University of New York alumnus (B.A. in Sociology 1964, M.S. in Social Studies Education 1973), former Student Association President (1962-1963), and former SEEK Program faculty member (1968-1973). Starting in 1973, he was a union organizer and representative for United Electrical Radio, and Machine Workers of American (UE), Local 1199/NY (United Drug, Hospital and Healthcare Workers Union), and then at the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU) from 1981 to 2008. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, printed materials and miscellanea documenting the Mississippi Summer Project, the Meridian Freedom School, and Queens College student activism in the 1960s, as collected by Mark and his wife, Betty Bollinger Levy.

Most of the items in this collection have not been digitized. Click here to view the finding aid for this collection.