Congress of Racial Equality. Bogalusa Chapter: Records, 1965-1966

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Title: Congress of Racial Equality. Bogalusa Chapter: Records
Inclusive Dates: 1965-1966

  • Congress of Racial Equality. Bogalusa Chapter (La.)
Call Number: Mss 527

Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Bogalusa, Louisiana, chapter of CORE and of the Bogalusa Voters League, also called the Bogalusa Civic and Voters League. The files document the Freedom School and 1965 Summer Project of CORE, and the Voters League meetings with Mayor Jesse H. Cutrer concerning its demands for desegregated public facilities in Bogalusa and other improvements. The Freedom School papers include papers of Dick Tinsley, probably a CORE worker, and contain lesson plans and curricula, an overview of Freedom Schools, and other material. Legal cases include two court actions brought by the Voters League or its officers against the mayor and the local school board. Incident reports illustrate harassment and intimidation encountered by local blacks while demonstrating and picketing in support of their demands. Most of the records are fragmentary and incomplete.

Language: English

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