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Project 65

Mississippi Summer
(Spoken-word CD - 1965)
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The second part of the documentary begins with a focus on cultural differences between white Mississippi residents and visiting activists, with comments from the mayor of McComb, Miss. A segment explores the boycott of white-owned stores in Greenwood, Miss., sponsored by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The educational system in Mississippi, and the creation of Freedom Schools, is discussed, with recordings of a class in a Freedom School conducting a lesson on the Birmingham riots. The remainder of the program focuses on issues surrounding the registration of black voters and the efforts of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Hartman Turnbow describes his attempt to register to vote, and the subsequent firebombing of his home. A teenage volunteer from out of state, Joe Harris, is recorded canvasing for the MFDP. Two-part radio documentary about the experiences of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964, including interviews with civil rights activists and Mississippi residents on both sides of the debate about civil rights, segregation and voter registration. Part one begins with a discussion of the murder of three civil rights activists, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, near Philadelphia, Miss., and includes an interview with Schwerner's widow, Rita, an excerpt from a speech given at Chaney's memorial service, and interviews with local residents. The social conditions of Mississippi are explored through interviews with residents, who discuss the nature of racism in the South; the purpose of the White Citizens Councils; the use of derogatory racial language; the insularity of Mississippi and resentment of outsiders seen as "agitators," and the economy of plantations and tenant farmers, described by farmer Hartman Turnbow. In a section on violence in the civil rights conflict, Fannie Lou Hamer describes being beaten in a jail in Winona, Miss., and a volunteer from Wisconsin describes being beaten in a medical clinic. Conditions in the black community of Harmony, where some out-of-state activists stayed, are discussed.
Statement of Responsibility: prepared by Eleanor Fisher, Lloyd Chester, Barry Morgan; executive producer, Harry J. Boyle
Title: Project 65
Mississippi summer
[sound recording]
Publisher: 1965
Characteristics: 2 sound discs (ca. 119 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title and credits derived from auditing the recording. No information on original container, except title: Mississippi
Sound quality is good
Radio documentary about the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Contents: Disc 1. Part one: The way things are (59 min.)
Disc 2. Part two: The way things may be (60 min.)
Performers: Narrator: Harry Mannis. Interviewees include Fannie Lou Hamer (civil rights activist), Rita Schwerner (widow of Michael Schwerner), Mike Starr (law student), Louis Hollis (president of White Citizens' Council), Jerry Simmons (sports coach), John Polachek (Freedom Project volunteer), Hartman Turnbow (farmer and voting rights activist), Aaron Henry (president of Miss. chapter NAACP), Dixon Pyles (lawyer), Joe Harris (Freedom Project volunteer), and others.
Summary: The second part of the documentary begins with a focus on cultural differences between white Mississippi residents and visiting activists, with comments from the mayor of McComb, Miss. A segment explores the boycott of white-owned stores in Greenwood, Miss., sponsored by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The educational system in Mississippi, and the creation of Freedom Schools, is discussed, with recordings of a class in a Freedom School conducting a lesson on the Birmingham riots. The remainder of the program focuses on issues surrounding the registration of black voters and the efforts of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Hartman Turnbow describes his attempt to register to vote, and the subsequent firebombing of his home. A teenage volunteer from out of state, Joe Harris, is recorded canvasing for the MFDP.
Two-part radio documentary about the experiences of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964, including interviews with civil rights activists and Mississippi residents on both sides of the debate about civil rights, segregation and voter registration. Part one begins with a discussion of the murder of three civil rights activists, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney, near Philadelphia, Miss., and includes an interview with Schwerner's widow, Rita, an excerpt from a speech given at Chaney's memorial service, and interviews with local residents. The social conditions of Mississippi are explored through interviews with residents, who discuss the nature of racism in the South; the purpose of the White Citizens Councils; the use of derogatory racial language; the insularity of Mississippi and resentment of outsiders seen as "agitators," and the economy of plantations and tenant farmers, described by farmer Hartman Turnbow. In a section on violence in the civil rights conflict, Fannie Lou Hamer describes being beaten in a jail in Winona, Miss., and a volunteer from Wisconsin describes being beaten in a medical clinic. Conditions in the black community of Harmony, where some out-of-state activists stayed, are discussed.
Original Version: Original format : 4 sound reels (ca. 119 min.; 7 1/2 in. per sec.; 2 channels). Originally recorded in 1965
Funding Information: Preservation was funded by the Jerome Robbins Foundation
Linking Entry Complexity: Forms part of: Jerome Robbins Collection. Audio materials
Local Note: Oral History Archive
Archive original: *MGZTO 7-2858 JRC reels 1-4
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift; Estate of Jerome Robbins, 1999. NN-PD
Subject Headings: Mississippi Social conditions Civil rights Mississippi Civil rights workers African Americans Education African Americans Suffrage African Americans Civil rights Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) Mississippi Freedom Schools Mississippi Freedom Project Bender, Rita L Hamer, Fannie Lou Robbins, Jerome
Topical Term: Civil rights
Civil rights workers
African Americans
African Americans
African Americans
Found in: Jerome Robbins Collection
Estate of Jerome Robbins. dnr
Research Call Number: *MGZTL 4-2858 JRC discs 1-2
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