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Title

COFO Mississippi Freedom Summer Flyer

Description

This 2-page flyer describes COFO's plan for the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. The intended audience appears to be Mississippi blacks.

Subject

Mississippi Freedom Project

Creator

Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
Levy, Mark

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box2.Folder6

Publisher

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

Date

c. 1964

Date Created

2010-03-18

Rights

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Format

Image
JPEG

Extent

292,623 bytes, 191924 bytes

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Jackson (Miss.)
32.298757, -90.18481

Text

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 Centers.
- get names of students who want to go to Freedom Schools.
- let us know when you have meetings or arrange meetings so we can come answer questions about the FREEDOM SUMMER.

Many people are coming here to work during our FREEDOM SUMMER.
They want to learn about Missisisippi. They feel that the problems here are the problems of people all over the country. Most of them will be college students, both Negro and white. COFO is your organization. The things it is trying to do should be done by the state. The people who have been elected to run the state say that they do not have to do things for Negroes.

IT IS THE FAULT OF THE STATE that you cannot:
- find work
- read and write
- send your children to better schools.
If you work with COFO you will be working to get yourself the better conditions you deserve.

What Is COFO

COFO is an organization made up of all the civil rights and local citizenship groups in Mississippi which decided they must work together to improve conditions in Mississippi.

For more information
Write to - COFO STATE
1017 Lynch Street
Jackson, Mississippi

Or call - 352-9605

Other offices near you:

CLARKSDALE - 213 4th Street
phone - 624-2913

COLUMBUS - 1323 6th Ave
phone - 328-8916

GREENWOOD - 708 Avenue N
phone - 453-1282
HATTIESBURG - 507 Mobile Street
Phone - 584-7670

MERIDIAN: 2505 _ 5th St
Phone - 485-9286

Freedom Schools

FREEDOM SCHOOLS will be during the summer. They are schools where high school students will be able to talk about things they can't talk about in regular school. They will learn about civil rights. There will be classes for students who:
1. have trouble with their lessons in regular school and want to do better,
2. like to read and want to learn more than they are taught in regular school.
There will be singing, dancing, sports, hikes and many other things for all students.

Some of the FREEDOM SCHOOLS will be for people who spend 6 weeks away from home to live at them.
ALL OF THE_FREEDOM SCHOOLS WILL BE FREE.

Voter Registration

ARE YOU A REGISTERED VOTER?

If we were all voting then things would be better in Mississippi.

We would have:
- enough food
- more jobs
- better schools
- better houses
- paved sidewalks

People coming here this summer can work with you on VOTER REGISTRATION
They can knock on doors, teach the registration forms and drive people to the courthouse. They can help in any way you want them to.

Community Centers

A COMMUNITY CENTER is where everyone can do many different things. It will be mostly for adults and will offer many chances for them to learn things to help them live better.
COMMUNITY CENTERS will have:
- job training programs
- classes for people who cannot read or write
- classes on child care
- health programs
- adult education and Negro history classes
- music, drama, and arts and crafts workshops

If you have small children, they will be taken care of while you enjoy the COMMUNITY CENTER.

EVERYTHING AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE FREE.

Original Format

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

Citation

Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) and Levy, Mark, “COFO Mississippi Freedom Summer Flyer,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/10.

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