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Security Handbook for Freedom Summer Workers

A copy of the Security Handbook given to participants in the "Freedom Summer" campaign in Mississippi in 1964 highlights the dangers that young civil rights workers were exposed to. Tragically, the precautions suggested by the handbook proved insufficient; three young volunteers, James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman were abducted and killed by Klansmen within the first weeks of the campaign.


Source | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, "Security Handbook," Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive, University of Southern Mississippi McCain Library and Archives, http://anna.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/crda/ellin/ellin048.html.
Creator | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Rights | Used by permission of The University of Southern Mississippi McCain Library and Archives.
Item Type | Government Document
Cite This document | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, “Security Handbook for Freedom Summer Workers,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed March 23, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/784.

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