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Mississippi
N-5386
OCT. LEFLORE 64

Friday 24, 1964

Dear Moms, Pops, and Boobs,
Well Happy Birthday to me - I made it to 20 and it took a lot of doing. Things are fine in Greenwood, but there's a lot of work to do. There is a huge task in front of us.
I guess you've…

Robert Masters graduated from Queens College in 1966; at age 20 he spent seven weeks in Greenwood, Mississippi as a volunteer in the Freedom Summer of 1964. The collection includes newspaper and magazine articles, color snapshots, letters in which…

Bob,
Sue and I spent the night in the city. We went to that Charlie Chaplin Festival [and] saw Modern Times. We are on our way back to good old Huntington. Happy Fourth of July.

Write soon
Joan
__________________________
Hi Bob - Bonne…

July 2, 1964

The President
The White House

Dear Mr. President:

I have been apprised of the fact that a number of my constituents are presently visiting the State of Mississippi. In view of the disturbing reports of lawlessness I urge you…

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Robert Masters Collection

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Robert Masters graduated from Queens College in 1966; at age 20 he spent seven weeks in Greenwood, Mississippi as a volunteer in the Freedom Summer of 1964. As a volunteer he canvassed door-to-door on behalf of the new Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), enlisting support among the African American community for the party's challenge to the established, all white-delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City. During his time in Greenwood, Masters was arrested twice and spent time in jail for his organizing activities. The collection includes newspaper and magazine articles, color snapshots, letters in which Masters describes his work in Greenwood, and a 1964 Mississippi license plate from Leflore County.

Most of the items in this collection have not been digitized. The finding aid for the materials is posted in the items section.