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Freedom Caravan Guidelines

Title

Freedom Caravan Guidelines

Description

Guidelines for participants in the South-North Freedom Caravan and other commemorative events.

Subject

Commemoration
Civil Rights--Mississippi--History--20th century
Mississippi Freedom Project
Memorials

Creator

The Goodman Chaney Schwerner Memorial Coalition

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box6.Folder8

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1989-06-21

Date Created

2014-06-14

Rights

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Format

Image
JPEG

Extent

280 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Mississippi
Washington (D.C.)
New York (N.Y.)

Text

The Chaney Goodman Schwemer Memorial Coalition
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOUTH-NORTH FREEDOM
CARAVAN AND OTHER COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS
Local initiatives will play an important role in the Reverse Freedom
Caravan from Mississippi to New York City June 21-24, 1989, and in all events commemorating the deaths of the three civil rights workers 25 years ago this summer. In order to facilitate and coordinate local initiatives, we recommend the following guidelines:
(1) All initiatives should be taken in the spirit of the Statement of
Purpose of the CGS Coalition, and of its credo: "Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner: Their memory must endure, their struggle must continue."
(2) Memorial events can link the sacrifices of the past with the
challenges of the future. The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Freedom Summer can send a message that America must recommit itself to addressing the issue of race relations and social and economic justice.
(3) Commemorative educational and cultural events can reach out to the younger generation coming of age in an atmosphere of increased intolerance and unaware of past interracial alliances.
( 4) Local participants are encouraged to draw upon the entire spectrum of their communities. Local events should be non-partisan, multi-racial and interdenominational in character. Local organizers may wish to involve youth organizations, educational institutions, churches and synagogues, labor organizations, artists, political leaders, and civil rights and peace activists.
(5) We ask that all events be coordinated with the Executive Director ofthe Chaney Goodman Schwemer Memorial Coalition.
(6) Local leadership is invited to help us plan programs at stops on the
Reverse Freedom Caravan from Mississippi to New York. Community groups may also wish to recruit people to ride the caravan buses or to join the caravan with vehicles.
(7) Local groups can also organize additional commemorative events
during the year beginning in the summer of 1989. Possibilities include symbolic events at historic sites of the civil rights movement, memorial concerts, the honoring of those who have contributed to interracial harmony, special voter registration projects, and educational programs in area schools.
(8) The CGS Memorial Coalition welcomes the ideas and participation
of all dedicated to the cause for which Chaney, Goodman and Schwemer died.
132 West 43rd Street (2nd Floor) • New York, N.Y. 10036 • (212) 869-7210 • FAX (212) 354-2583
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Founders
Ben Chaney
Carolyn Goodman
Nathan Schwemer
Honorary Chair
Harry Belafonte
Advisory Committee
(in formation)
Betty Adams
Julian Bond
Rabbi Balfour Brickner
David Dinkins
Hazel Dukes
Marian Wright Edelman
James Farmer
Vartan Gregorian
Aaron Henry
Benjamin Hooks
Nicholas deB. Katzenbacn
Rabbi Wolfe Kelman
Shirley Striun Kenny
Coretta Scott King
John Lewis
Joseph E. Lowery
Burke Marshall
Bishop Emerson Moore
Bishop Paul Moore Jr.
Dean James Parke Morton
Joseph S. Murphy
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Joseph Papp
Martin Popper (deceased)
Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D.
Charles Rangel
Theodore Sorensen
Percy Sutton
Edith Tiger
Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker
Lowell Weicker, Jr.
Ted Weiss
Lee White
Andrew Young
Deni Frand
Executive Director
Consultants
Charles Barron
Hanna Saxon

Original Format

8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
Memorandum
Paper

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Citation

The Goodman Chaney Schwerner Memorial Coalition, “Freedom Caravan Guidelines,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed December 9, 2018, https://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/269.