Pictures
Search
Information
Photographers
Registration
Collections
Portfolios
Thumbnails
Lightbox
   Supporters of the Civil Rights Movement   more information...
 
1080435
Attorney William Kunstler
1080435
0980225
Jackson Church Integration
0980225
1260226
Attorney Constance Baker Motley
1260226
1676237
Belafante, King
1676237
1673823
Bayard Rustin
1673823
0810203
Bayard Rustin
0810203
1673919
James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin
1673919
1672009
James Baldwin
1672009
1080226
Rev. Art Thomas
1080226
1302832
Ed King, Allard Lowenstein
1302832
1302833
Ed King, Allard Lowenstein
1302833
2000062
Dick Gregory, Martin Luther King, James Meredith
2000062
1673033
Dr. Finer Treats Blisters
1673033
1900137
Anthony Quin Arrested
1900137
Close

Outside assistance to the civil rights movement began to coalesce during the summer of 1964 when a thousand students from Ivy League colleges entered the state to teach in Freedom Schools and do voter registration work. By the end of the Summer Project more than 150 lawyers and law students had provided assistance, 300 ministers organized by the National Council of Churches (NCC) had gone to Mississippi to participate, and more than 100 doctors, nurses and psychologists had provided on-site medical support. Many of these individuals and groups stayed on, providing permanent support in the following years. Organizational support included the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, The Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee (ACLU), and the Lawyers' Guild, later joining forces as the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. Medical people organized as the Medical Committee for Human Rights. The Delta Ministry, set up by the NCC supported the Summer Project, and went on to develop anti-poverty programs in the Mississippi Delta. Friends of SNCC groups organized in the urban North to raise money, and send food, clothing, books and other supplies into the South. Prominent artists and entertainers like James Baldwin, Harry Belafante, Joan Baez, Judy Colins and Dick Gregory staged benefits and fund raisers and gave moral support to the growing movement in the South.
 

Close