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Johnnie Mae Walker Letter to Anne Koeppicus

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Johnnie Mae Walker Letter to Anne Koeppicus

Description

This 2-page letter from Johnnie Mae Walker and Viola Calena to Freedom Summer volunteer Anne Koeppicus describes life in Hattiesburg, MS during the Freedom Summer Project.

Subject

Mississippi Freedom Project

Creator

Walker, Johnnie Mae
Calena, Viola
Koeppicus, Anne

Source

AnneKoeppicusCollection.Box1.Folder2.

Publisher

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

Date

1963-07-23

Date Created

2010-03-10

Rights

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JPEG

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634,582 KB
2 files

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Hattiesburg (Miss.)

Text

1312 Cay St.
Hattiesburg, Miss.
July 23, 1964
Dear Ann,
hope you are home now. And got thire (there) well. we are all well. hope you
found your family doing well. mother the kids and my self mist
(missed) you very much. C a d 4 (or Cody) still moving very well. we know you are very tide (tired) so don't warril (worry) bout awnser(answer) now but only time aiier you rest. hope you are well and in the best of health your kabna mate (cabin mate) came down with a cold today she went to the doctor but the r onge(?) and he was afred (afraid) to do any thing for her he sent her away so tomorrow I will carry her the kight Smith. We will looking for a letter from you soon. Hope the problem in you state will not get out of hand. We will stardig (starting) freedom school in the place where the thorll whl mistig hope it go of grate without truble. They only sending men over thire (there) but I thank it ubey danger for them.

[Page 2]
We wife wrate him today a bout the proplem (problem) thire (there). He is very upset a bout it. He say he hae and need to be thire(there). They has peter tryle(?) to day gade him his money back and find (tined?) the other mon $40. So we all were very happy bout it. And the guy that hait him lost his job. That bout all I have to say now will keep in tuch (touch) let you know what going on down here. The house is not the same
with you. Talk of you every(?) night. So don't truble your self bout aun till you are rested. Sleep well. You need it smile. Will send you some picture soon. With love to you gaur(?) fondly from
Johnie Mae Walker
Viola Calena
~ & (?) kids

Original Format

Paper
Correspondence
8.5 x 11 inches (216 x 279 mm)
2 sheets

Citation

Walker, Johnnie Mae, Calena, Viola, and Koeppicus, Anne, “Johnnie Mae Walker Letter to Anne Koeppicus,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/6.

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