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Wednesdays in Mississippi – Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964 - University Press of Mississippi
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Wednesdays in Mississippi: Proper Ladies Working for Radical Change, Freedom Summer 1964

Debbie Z. Harwell


When you think about civil rights activists, do you picture middle-aged, middle-class northern women in white gloves and tidy dresses meeting for coffee with their southern counterparts? This book tells the story of a group of women who did exactly that. As the civil rights movement reached a fevered pitch during Freedom Summer, Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS) brought interfaith, interracial teams of northern women to Jackson, Mississippi, to meet with southern women to challenge injustice and open lines of communication where others had failed. By presenting themselves as proper ladies, the ... More

Keywords: Civil rights, Wednesdays in Mississippi, Women’s activism, Freedom Summer, National Council of Negro Women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628460957
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2015 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460957.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debbie Z. Harwell, author
University of Houston