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Freedom Caravan Pamphlet

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Title

Freedom Caravan Pamphlet

Description

Freedom Caravan pamphlet providing brief history of the tragic deaths of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner, the schedule for the four day South-North event and information on participating.

Subject

Civil Rights--Mississippi--History--20th century
Chaney, James Earl, 1943-1964
Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964
Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964
Commemoration

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

1964-06-19

Date Created

2014-06-17

Rights

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Format

2 Images
JPEG

Extent

203 KB
257 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

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

Text

Image 1
[Left-column 1]
YES, I would like to support the Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial Coalition
NAME:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
PHONE NUMBER:
Enclosed is my contribution of:
___$25 ___$50 ___$100 ___$250 ___$500 ___$1000 ___ Other
Please make your tax-deductible check payable to TYP/CGS Project
Mail to: Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial Coalition
132 West 43rd St. (2nd floor)
New York, N.Y. 10036

[Middle left-column 2]
Founders
Ben Chaney Carolyn Goodman Nathan Schwerner

Honorary Chair
Harry Belafonte

Advisory Committee
Betty Adams
Julian Bond
Rabbi Balfour Brickner
David Dinkins
Hazel Dukes
Marian Wright Edelman
James Farmer
Vartan Gregorian
Aaron Henry
Benjamin Hooks
Carole F. Hoover
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

Academic Committee
Honorary Chair
Haywood Burns
Dean, City University of New York Law School
at Queens College
John Brademus
President, New York
University
Dr. H. Keith H. Brodie
President, Duke University
Dr. Roscoe Brown
President, Bronx
Community College
Peter Diamandopoulos
President, Adelphi
University
Frances Ferguson
President, Vassar College
Richard R. Green (deceased)
Chancellor, New York City
Board of Education
Shirley Strum Kenny
President, Queens College
Joseph S. Murphy
Chancellor, City University
of New York
Earl S. Richardson
President, Morgan State
University
Thomas Scanlan
President, Manhattan
College
Michael L Sover
President, Columbia
University

[Middle right-column 3]
Chaney Goodman Schwerner Logo
THE CHANEY GOODMAN SCHWERNER MEMORIAL COALITION
132 West 43RD SREET (2ND FLOOR)
NEW YORK, N.Y. 10036

[Right-column 4
Chaney Goodman Schwerner Logo
Historic South-North Freedom Caravan
June 19-24, 1989
Philadelphia, Mississippi
to
New York City

Image 2
[Left-column 1]
''Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner:
The memory endures, the struggle continues.''

THE CALL TO ACTION
Twenty-five years ago marked the beginning of
“Freedom Summer", a time in our history when
thousands of dedicated students, organizers, teach-
ers and activists traveled to the South to take a
frontline position in the fight for civil rights. In East
Central Mississippi, in a county named after the
Choctow Indian word for Wolf (Neshoba), three
young men were murdered. These men, James
Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner,
worked on voter-registration and education pro-
grams around the State. On the evening of June 21,
1964, Chaney (from Meridian, MS), Goodman
and Schwerner (from NYC and Pelham, NY) were
shot and buried in an earthen dam after being
released from jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi a
short time earlier.
The sacrifice of these young martyrs is finally being
recognized by a grateful nation during the week of
June 19-24, 1989, with ceremonies of commemora-
tion scheduled for Philadelphia, Mississippi on June
21. The highlight of this week of commemoration is
a historic “freedom ride" from Philadelphia, Missis-
sippi to New York City. Busloads of students,
business and labor leaders, parents, public officials
and clergy will set out from the South to the North
stopping in Washington, D.C. for a rally and a
meeting with the President, arriving back in New
York City on June 24th for a day of commemorative
activity culminating in a major public program at
the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
The Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial Coali-
tion, founded by the families of the martyrs, calls
upon all people of conscience to join the Freedom
Caravan in New York, Philadelphia, PA, Meridian,
MS or any spot along the way. Join the nation in
paying tribute to our children, our brothers, our
friends in the struggle for civil and human rights and
join in efforts to eliminate racism.

[Middle left-column 2]
CARAVANSCHEDULEANDEVENTS
June 19, 1989
Buses depart from New York City and
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 20, 1989
Buses arrive in Meridian, Mississippi

June 21, 1989
Buses go to Philadelphia, Mississippi
• Commemoration at the historic Mt. Zion Church.
Present .at the Church will be members of the
Chaney Goodman Schwerner families , civil rights
leaders, clergy, dignitaries and a multiracial choir.
• Picnic hosted by the town of Philadelphia,
Mississippi for the Caravan participants.
• Outdoor rally at the Neshoba County High
School with the families, Governor Ray Mabus
of Mississippi, other elected officials, speakers,
“witnesses” and music.
Buses go to Meridian, Mississippi
• Lighting of a torch at the gravesite of James
Chaney.

June 22, 1989
Buses depart from Meridian, MS for Washington,
D.C.

June 23, 1989
Buses arrive in Washington, D.C.
• Congressional breakfast with members of the
House and Senate.~ (by invitation)
• Commemorative Service in the Canon Office
Building Rotunda. ~ (by invitation)
• Meeting with President George Bush requested.
• Rally on the steps of the Capitol.

June 24, 1989
Buses depart from Washington, D.C. for New
York City
• Voter registration joined by Caravan participants.
Caravan arrives at the Cathedral of St. John the
Divine for the culminating event.
• Greetings by State and City officials.
• Performances by actors, actresses and musicians.
• Speakers and “witnesses," children of slain civil
rights leaders.

[Middle right-column 3]
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
• Join the Caravan

• Spread the word, urge others to participate
in this historic event.

• Make a tax~deductible contribution to spon-
sor a youth and help defray expenses for
transportation, meals and lodging.

Roundtrip (from New York City) including
breakfast and lodging * $250 ( 6 days 5 nights)
*Includes credentials for all scheduled activities.

For further information call:
N.Y.C. (212) 566-2936
Phila., PA (215) 686-2826
Wash., DC (202) 467 -4999
Phila., MS (601) 353-6906

Caravan Events:
Philadelphia, Mississippi
in collaboration with Philadelphia to
Philadelphia 1989.

Washington, D.C.
in collaboration with People for the American
Way, the Leadership Conference on Civil
Rights and Human Serve.

Printing courtesy of District Council 37, AFSCME

[Right-column 4]
Yes, I would like to participate in the
CARAVAN
Name:
Affiliation:
Address:
City/ State/ Zip:
Phone Number:
___I will begin the CARAVAN in N .Y.C. on
Monday, June 19, 1989 at 8:00a.m .
Check/ money order enclosed
($250 made payable to TYP / CGS.)
___ My (bus/ vehicle) will join the CARAVAN at
John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania on Monday, June 19, 1989 at
10:00 a.m,
___ I will go directly to the Mt. Zion Church in
Philadelphia, Mississippi to begin the
CARAVAN on Wednesday, June 21, 1989 at
11 :00 a.m.
___I will join the CARAVAN at the rally on the
steps of the Capitol in Washington, D .C. on
Friday, June 23, 1989 at 1:30 p.m.
___ I would like to participate in a Voter Registration
Campaign, Saturday, June 24, 1989 in New
York City.

Please respond by June 9

Original Format

8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 356 mm)
Pamphlet
Paper

Citation

The Chaney Goodman Schwerner Memorial Coalition, “Freedom Caravan Pamphlet,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/271.

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