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Civil Rights Activist Marion Barry looks straight at the camera with a thoughtful gaze. He is wearing a white button-down shirt, to the left is a man looking off-camera and to his right is a partial view of a news camera.  
Photograph of Marion Barry in 1965 at Assembly of Unrepresented People, Washington, D.C.

Brochure Cover<br />
Black youth with sweat on his face looks toward camera wide eyed with his mouth open.  Below the text reads "Mississippi Summer Project"
Trifold brochure for Mississippi Summer Project also know as Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964

Sheila B. Michaels<br />
87 Columbia Street<br />
New York City, New York 10002<br />
Telephone: Yukon 2-0794<br />
Office: 9352261<br />
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	She was scared of Negroes, but her newspaper conscience called her to join the civil rights <br />
movement.  She knew she would feel guilty if she associated with Negroes, and guilty if she did not; and <br />
she thought it was as well to hang for a sheep as a lamb.  Southern Interracial Student Teams had the greatest reputation for spectacle and derring-do.  In view of the momentous step she was about to take it did seem niggling and just too dull to settle on a cause that would be half-measure.<br />
	It was a Saturday in early Fall.  The first weekend of her sophomore year.  Her roommate had gone home for the weekend, and she did not want to begin tackling the cleaning that had to be done in the new apartment.  The last tenants had been pigs.  She and Sherry would be no different.  She went by the Student Union, but there was no one to whom she could confide her plan.  She really didn’t want anyone to know, anyway.  If she made some spectacular failure, better not to do it in a three-ring circus.  She went to the bookstore and read picture books and looked at greeting cards for about an hour.  Then she went home and piddled about, daydreaming until after lunch,. [typo] Finally, she called the Funds for SIST – the group’s Northern, fund-raising arm—and got the directions.<br />
	The bus rumbled and splatted away over the cobblestones through the empty downtown streets; leaving her alone.  She would have stayed on until it circled back to school if she could have faced the bus driver.  It seemed like an awfully bright, unreal day in the downtown silence, full of clear sun and sharp [typo] shadows.
First page of draft manuscript for "The White Girl" written by Sheila Michaels

JL Front.jpg
Draft of John Lewis Speech with edits by Sheila Michaels. Title says "March on Washington 1963", but the speech was written after the assassination of President Kennedy.

A small sheet of four gold stamps.  Each stamp has an extended black fist turned inward and raised.   Gripped tightly in the fist are a book with the text "Education", a gavel with the text "Justice" a voting card with the text "Vote",  paper money with a "$" sign, and an obscured item with obscured text.  There are broken chains on the wrist the text "sncc" on the inside forearms and a white starburst in the upper right corner.
Four seals with the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) name and graphic

Gold-colored card with black text.  The text reads "TONY BENNET, OSSIE DAVIS, RUBY DEE, HERBIE MANN SEXTET, CHARLIE MINGUS AND THELONIOUS MONK and  The Students' own FREEDOM SINGERS ----IN<br />
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For their courageous, dedicated and persistent struggle for Human Dignity<br />
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 1963 - 8:00-11:30 P.M.<br />
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CARNEGIE HALL, 7th Avenue and 57th Street<br />
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Tickets $2, 2.50, 3.00, 3.30, 3.60, 4.00<br />
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On the third anniversary of the Sit-Ins, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee an its New <br />
York friends will present a program at Carnegie Hall to support students working in Georgia where<br />
churches have been burned, and Mississippi, where students have been shot.<br />
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SNCC, Room 1025, 5 Beekman Street, New York City ---- CO 7-5541"
Advertising card for 1963 Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY featuring Tony Bennett, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Mingus and others

Brochure Cover for Congress of Racial Equality, Rules for Action.<br />
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The left half of the brochure cover is orange which looks like it's been partially painted on.   Speckles of orange intersect with the right side.   The right side is white.  There is a graphic of Ghandi's head in the upper left corner looking down toward the center graphic of a stylized sunburst in orange gray and white.  Text across the starburst reads: "CORE Rules for ACTION.  Text at the  bottom reads, "Congress of Racial Equality 38 Park Row, New York 38, New York.
Cover of brochure for Council of Racial Equality, New York, NY - CORE Rules for Action

Brochure Front Cover.  At the top is a graphic of the State of Mississippi with marked areas separating designating areas of the entire state by sections one through five.  To the right of the graphic, the text reads "Council of Federated Organizations".   Below that is a photograph of a black man in an agricultural field wearing a straw hat and a work shirt.  He has a cigarette in his mouth and looks thoughtfully at the camera.  Below him, the text reads, "MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM SUMMER"
Brochure for Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 explaining programs and activities.

Cover of a brochure published by the council of Federated organizations about their work-study project. In the top area there is a diagram of the state of Mississippi divided into five sections. The main picture of the brochure cover is a young African-American man with a hat reading the book the kings wish.
Pamphlet with information about a work-study program coordinated by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Tougaloo College, whereby 30 Tougaloo students per year could work to register voters and also attend classes.
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