Queens College Civil Rights Archives


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Alfred Wright (in white T-shirt) role playing with fellow students in class. It was most likely Teacher-Student role play with the students performing both parts. It taught the students how to behave with "attitude" while staying within situational…

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…

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

Bob Moses -- Statewide Freedom School Convention in Meridian

Description from Mark Levy

Two women singing and clapping at the Mississippi Freedom School Convention

Lelia Jean Waterhouse (L) holding QC notebook and Sharon Scott (R). The books in the background were donated by the school volunteers.

Description from Mark Levy

Photo of Mrs. Polly Heidelberg

Mrs. Polly Heidelberg organized housing, usually with people living in the community, for the volunteers during their stay as well as community provided food for the school itself.

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Gwen Thompson (R) and Susan Schrader (L) taking a walk in Meridian, Miss.
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