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COFO Acceptance Letter to Mark Levy

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Title

COFO Acceptance Letter to Mark Levy

Description

A one page letter sent to Mark Levy informing him on his acceptance into the 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi Project.

Subject

Mississippi Freedom Project
Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)

Creator

Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box?

Publisher

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

Date

c.1964

Date Created

2010-11-29

Rights

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Image
JPEG

Extent

272384 bytes

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Jackson (Miss.)
32.28748,-90.20171

Text

MISSISSIPPI SUMMER PROJECT
1017 Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi
Phone: 552-9605

Dear Mr. Levy,
We are pleased to have you participate as a member of the l964
Freedom Summer in Mississippi Project.

As soon as possible, you will be notified of the dates, location
and nature of your specific assignment.

We will also be sending you information on orientation sessions.
Orientation is required for all participants; attendance at this pro-
gram will be considered a part of your assignment.

We will need one other item from you: 3 photographs of yourself.
These may be either snapshots of portraits. Please write your name
clearly on the back of the picture.

Enclosed are a list of Freedom Centers which are acting as
Northern Support groups for our efforts here. If you are near a
center, we urge you to contact them immediately in order to parti-
cipate in their program.
If there is no center in your area, there is much that you as
an individual can do to aid in preparations for the summer.

1. Fund Raising
You will need funds for your transportation, living expenses,
and personal needs (estimate: $15-$20 per week or $150 for the entire
summer). You can begin on raising funds for these needs. In addition,
it would be wise to make contacts with individuals or groups in your
area wh would be able to post bond for you in the event of arrest.
There is also a need for general fund raising for the adminis-
trative expenses of the Summer Project. Any contributions that you
can secure are urgently needed.

2 . Equipment
We are soliciting equipment of all kinds: office equipment
(typewriters, mineographs, adding machines, etc.); office supplies;
movie and slide projectors; phonographs and records; sports equip-
nent; arts and crafts materials- In the event that you are able to
arrange for a donation and the transportation of any of these, please
let us know.

For each of these projects, we suggest that you contact churches
and Temples, civic and social organizations, political organizations,
and student groups for help.

If you have any questions, please let us know. All of us here
look forward to working with you.

Yours for Freedom,

Robert Moses
Program Director, COFO

Original Format

Correspondence
Paper
8.5 x 11 inches (215.9 x 279.4 mm)

Citation

Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.), “COFO Acceptance Letter to Mark Levy,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/92.

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