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Title

Freedom Caravan letter

Description

Letter to participants of the Freedom Caravan as part of the Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial events

Subject

Memorials

Creator

The Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial Coalition

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box6.Folder8

Publisher

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

Date

1989

Date Created

2014-06-14

Rights

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Format

Images
JPEG

Extent

268 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

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

Text

The Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial Coalition
Dear Caravan Participant,
We are delighted that you will be participating in the historic Freedom Caravan. We anticipate that this will be a most interesting and exciting experience. You will have the opportunity to meet many wonderful people from diverse backgrounds and learn from your fellow travellers and brilliant speakers. You will hear beautiful music ranging from folk to rock to classical, and you will be sending a message to the world that there are committed people prepared to work for racial equality, social justice, and voter registration. Participants on the buses will include members of the media. WCBS-TV will be on board with a camera crew, Tire New York Times is sending a reporter and photographer, radio will also be represented. A complete schedule of events will be presented to you when you embark at the point of departure. You should meet the buses at 7:00A.M .. on Monday, June 19th at 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues (which at that point is west of Broadway).
The buses are air conditioned, but it will be hot in Mississippi and Washington.
We suggest you bring the following:
• light-weight summer clothing
• a jacket or sweater for the bus and evenings
• a pillow for the bus
• sneakers or comfortable shoes
• a casual dress for women or a sport jacket for men to wear at a dinner in Washington and at the event in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
• a hat to protect against the sun
• a guitar if you play
• reading and snacks for the bus
It will be a long trip, so dress comfortably.
Credentials will be issued to you when we stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania en route to Mississippi. The credentials will serve as your ticket to all events and for hotel rooms.
We request that you immedi.ately complete the enclosed forms and send them back to us as soon as possible.
We wish you a safe, happy trip which will provide growth. laughter, exhilaration, and maybe a little exhaustion. See you at the bus.
Sincerely,
Deni Frand
132 West 43rd Street (2nd Floor)*New York, N.Y. 10036*(212)869-7210*Fax (212)354-2583

[Left Margin]
Founders
Ben Chaney
Carolyn Goodman
Nathan Schwerner

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. Katzenbach
Rabbi Wolfe Kelman
Shirley Strum 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

Staff
Deni Frand
Executive Director

Consultants
Charles Barron
Hanna Saxon
Hanna Saxon

Original Format

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

Citation

The Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial Coalition, “Freedom Caravan letter,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/268.

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