Mississippi Freedom Summer Project
Created by the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center, the Mississippi Summer Project is comprised of videotaped oral history presentations and interviews taped at the 2004 Voices of Freedom Summer National Conference and Reunion.
Collection materials also include journals, photographs, newsletters, pamphlets, diaries, and letters written by the college students and civil rights participants who trained in Oxford, Ohio; these are housed in the Western College Memorial Archives.
Topics include oral history recollections or presentations by activists and educators such as Jane Adams, Chude Allen, Hardy Frye, Jim Kates, Chuck Mandue, Rick Momeyer, Representative John Lewis, Bob Moses and others. Interviewees also recall the events of Freedom Summer, discuss the relationship between religion and social activism, the struggle for social justice, Freedom Schools, civil rights in Cincinnati, OH, the history of SNCC, the roles of women and the arts in the movement, and non-violent philosophies and practices. Individual interviews with are also available on the site.