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1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of the tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Strikers sharing sandwiches and chicken, the White House in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Nighttime view of a row of tents, one with a sign reading 'Houses not tents,' the White House and Washington Monument in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1966 Apr.

Scherman, Rowland

Strikers and supporters milling about outside a tent, the White House in the background Strike City Mississippi tent encampment

Washington (D.C.) - From a series of images of the Strike City Mississippi, in which sharecroppers set up a tent city on Lafayette Square, opposite the White House, to protest being thrown off their land near Leland, Miss., for registering to vote and for striking for higher wages. After spending the winter in a self-help cooperative in Mississippi, they came to Washington to lobby for fed... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

2015 Mar. 25

Strickland, William, 1937-

William Strickland oral history with Robert S. Cox and Jeremy Smith

Amherst (Mass.) - Conversation with Bill Strickland, Professor of African American Studies at UMass Amherst.

UMass Amherst Oral History Collection

1986 Mar. 17

Robinson, Jack E.

Jack E. Robinson: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. President of the Boston branch of the NAACP, Robinson filed the desegregation suit in 1972. Divisions between white and Black communities in Boston over desegregation and resistance of the School Committee; courage of Garrity's decision a... more

D. Monty Neill Collection

1986 Mar. 5

Parks, Paul

Paul Parks: oral history with Monty Neill

Boston, Mass. - From a series of audio recordings with members of Boston's Black community about the busing crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Parks had a long pedigree in opposing school in education in Boston. He was active in 1963, when legal challenges to segregation of Boston Public Schools began to mount, assisted in winning passage of the Racial Imbalance Act in 1965, he ... more

D. Monty Neill Collection