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Platform of the Mississippi Freedom School Convention that took place in Meridian, Mississippi on August 6-8th, 1964.

This photograph shows folksinger Pete Seeger playing banjo and singing at a meeting during the Mississippi Freedom Summer project.

Staughton Lynd, director of the Freedom Schools at the Statewide Freedom School Convention in Meridian

109. To the right of Pete Seeger's back, Gwen Clark in checked dress, then Artie Sims. Behind Clark are Richard Swanson, Elinor Tideman, Andy Schiffrin, Sue Schrader. Sam Brown, tall in white shirt with sun glasses. In front of Brown are Johnny R.…

Two women singing and clapping at the Mississippi Freedom School Convention

Bob Moses -- Statewide Freedom School Convention in Meridian

Description from Mark Levy

Phillip Randolph speaking at the Statewide Freedom School Convention in Meridian. He was the leader of the National Sleeping Car Porters Union.

Roscoe Jones, Meridian (L) and Joyce Brown, McComb (R): Mississippi Student Union 1964 officers at Freedom School Statewide Convention, August 1964.
Both were around the ages 16-17 at this time and were active in demonstrations and student…

People with name tags singing under a banner at the Mississippi Freedom School Convention
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