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Freedom Caravan Schedule and Events

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Title

Freedom Caravan Schedule and Events

Description

Schedule of a 4 day Freedom Caravan to commemorate the lives and deaths of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner.

Subject

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

Creator

The Chaney Goodman Schwemer Memorial Coalition

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box6.Folder8

Publisher

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

Date

1989-06-19

Date Created

2014-06-16

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Format

2 Images
JPEG

Extent

206 KB
137 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

New York (N.Y)
Washington (D.C)
Meridian (Miss.)

Text

Image 1 The Chaney Goodman Schwemer Memorial Coalition CARAVAN SCHEDULE AND EVENTS June 19, 1989 7:00a.m. Buses depart from New York City, West 62nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue - on the south side of Fordham University Meridian, Mississippi June 20, 1989 3:00p.m. Buses arrive Meridian, Mississippi 5:00p.m. Supper and 7:00p.m. Teach-in 8:00p.m. Discussion, 25 years later: First Union Baptist Church June 21, 1989 9:30a.m. Buses depart hotels for James Chaney Gravesite 10:00 a.m. Lighting of a torch at gravesite 11:00 a.m. Departure for Philadelphia, Mississippi Philadelphia, Mississippi June 21, 1989 12:00 noon • Commemoration at the historic Mt. Zion Church. Present at the Church will be members of the Chaney Goodman Schwemer families, civil rights leaders, clergy, dignitaries and a multiracial choir. 2:30 p.m. • Picnic hosted by the town of Philadelphia, Mississippi for the Caravan participants. 5:00 p.m. • Outdoor rally at the Neshoba County High School with the families, other elected officials, speakers, "witnesses" and music. 8:30 p.m. Buses depart for Meridian, Mississippi Meridian, Mississippi June 21, 1989 9:00p.m. Buses arrive in Meridian 9:30p.m. Final event of the day June 22, 1989 7:30a.m. Breakfast in hotel 9:00a.m. Buses leave for Washington, D.C. Washington D.C. June 23, 1989 9:00a.m. Buses arrive in Washington, D.C. 11:00 a.m. Commemorative service in the Rotunda of the Statuatory Hall at the Capitol 1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. Rally on the steps of the Capitol 3:30- 6:00 p.m. To hotel (to be assigned) 6:30p.m. Dinner at Washington Hebrew Congregation - Macomb Street at Massachusetts Avenue N.W. 8:30p.m. Interfaith service at Washington Hebrew Congregation (see above) 132 West 43rd Street (2nd Floor) • New York, N.Y. 10036 • (212) 869-7210 • FAX (212) 354-2583

Image 2
June 24. 1989
6:00a.m. Buses leave Washington, DC for New York City
Box breakfast in bus

June 24. 1989
11:00 a.m. Arrive at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Greetings by New York City official~
Music and song
12:00 noon Lunch at Cathedral
1:30-5:00 Voter Registration
5:30-7:00 Dinner at Cathedral for Caravan and voter registration people
7:15p.m. Public commemorative event at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
Gov. Mario Cuomo, religious leaders, "witnesses," actors, actresses and
musicians will pariticpate

Commemorative events will take place in Durham, North Carolina on June 17th and in
Selma, Alabama on June 22nd.
The South-North Freedom Caravan will be joined by buses, cars and vans from California, Mississippi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Oklahoma and Texas.

Original Format

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

Citation

The Chaney Goodman Schwemer Memorial Coalition, “Freedom Caravan Schedule and Events,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/270.

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