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Editor of “Risking Everything” Michael Edmonds talked with Milwaukee Public Television about the significance of Freedom Summer. Check out the great interview here. 

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thetypologist:

Typology of Lake Michigan horizons. Part of the photo series Perimeter by Kevin Miyazaki.

thetypologist:

Typology of Lake Michigan horizons. Part of the photo series Perimeter by Kevin Miyazaki.

whspress:

"My activism is in my words."
- Jerry Apps, author, historian, environmentalist, professor, farmer.  (6/25/13 to the Madison Homeless Book Group)
Image from Old Farm

whspress:

"My activism is in my words."

- Jerry Apps, author, historian, environmentalist, professor, farmer.  (6/25/13 to the Madison Homeless Book Group)

Image from Old Farm

uchicagomag:

Remembering Freedom Summer

UChicago alumni recount the transformative events of 1964.

→ Read their stories

nprfreshair:

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a movement to open the polls to blacks in Mississippi and end the state’s white supremacy. 
Freedom Summer was organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which recruited 700 college students—mostly white students from the North—to come down to Mississippi to help African Americans register to vote. 
A new documentary called Freedom Summer airs on PBS tomorrow. The film’s director Stanley Nelson, and longtime journalist and one of Freedom Summer’s organizers Charles Cobb joined Fresh Air to discuss the movement. Cobb explains how SNCC trained the students for their entry into the violent South: 

Charles Cobb: We could show people how best to try and protect yourself from actual physical [harm] – what to do if you’re attacked by a mob, how to cover your body, how to protect somebody who you’re with without engaging in fistfights or whipping out a pistol… We could show people how to do that. We had some experience in that because we all came out of the sit-in movement and were used to being surrounded by mobs of hostile whites.

nprfreshair:

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a movement to open the polls to blacks in Mississippi and end the state’s white supremacy. 

Freedom Summer was organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which recruited 700 college students—mostly white students from the North—to come down to Mississippi to help African Americans register to vote. 

A new documentary called Freedom Summer airs on PBS tomorrow. The film’s director Stanley Nelson, and longtime journalist and one of Freedom Summer’s organizers Charles Cobb joined Fresh Air to discuss the movement. Cobb explains how SNCC trained the students for their entry into the violent South: 

Charles Cobb: We could show people how best to try and protect yourself from actual physical [harm] – what to do if you’re attacked by a mob, how to cover your body, how to protect somebody who you’re with without engaging in fistfights or whipping out a pistol… We could show people how to do that. We had some experience in that because we all came out of the sit-in movement and were used to being surrounded by mobs of hostile whites.

wiscohisto:

Food tables at Juneteenth Day festival, Milwaukee, 1983.
Photo by John Sleezer. Juneteenth — celebrated on June 19 — commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 
via: Historic Photo Collection, Milwaukee Public Library

wiscohisto:

Food tables at Juneteenth Day festival, Milwaukee, 1983.

Photo by John Sleezer. Juneteenth — celebrated on June 19 — commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 

via: Historic Photo Collection, Milwaukee Public Library

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wilife:

Wisconsin’s First Teacher

Schools are important social institutions but they only came into existence in early Wisconsin once a critical mass of parents was willing to hire a teacher. On June 20, 1828, Electa Quinney became Wisconsin’s first public school teacher. Writer Karyn Saemann tells us about this well-educated woman from the Stockbridge Indian tribe.

Karyn Saemann is a journalist and author of Electa Quinney: Stockbridge Teacher.

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