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Johnnie Mae Walker Letter to Anne Koeppicus

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0025-002
This letter, to Mississippi Freedom Summer Project volunteer Anne Koeppicus, is from her Mississippi host Johnnie Mae Walker, a field secretary for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The letter describes life in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. A newspaper article about Koeppicus, a photo of Koeppicus, a published autobiography of Walker, and transcript of the letter are also included.

Dates

  • 1964

Creator

Access

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Copyright

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Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Biographical Note

In 1964, Anne Koeppicus, a 55-year-old Cambria Heights resident and mother of three, decided to volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. For three weeks in July 1964, she taught in the Freedom School in Hattiesburg, MS. While in Mississippi, she stayed with the family of Johnie Mae Walker.

Source

Donated in 2010 by Barbara Thomas, daughter of Anne Koeppicus

Creator

Source

Title
Johnnie Mae Walker Letter to Anne Koeppicus
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann, May 2010. Approved by Alexandra Dolan-Mescal 2014
Date
May 2010
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Department of Special Collections and Archives Repository

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