Voting rights advocate, Fannie Lou Hamer, is shown picketing in front of the Forrest County Courthouse. Later, Hamer's group, the Mississippi Freedom Party, would challenge the official delegation at the 1964 Democratic Convention.
A black-and-white photograph of Fannie Lou Hamer carrying a sign and holding an umbrella over her head.
A black-and-white photograph of three election posters on a wall promoting Fannie Lou Hamer, Lyndon Johnson, and Hubert Humphrey, each of which begins "FREEDOM MEANS." Below there is a SCLC FREEDOM NOW pennant.
The oral history consists of seven digital files: 2011.174.72.1a, 2011.174.72.1b, 2011.174.72.1c, 2011.174.72.1d, 2011.174.72.1e, 2011.174.72.1f, and 2011.174.72.1g.
Euvester Simpson discusses her childhood in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and she describes her parents' decision to send her to Racine, Wisconsin, to attend high school because they were fed up with segregated public schools in Mississippi. For her last year of high school, Simpson returned to Mississippi, and she became active in the Civil Rights Movement. She describes attending a citizenship school in Charleston, South Carolina, going to mass meetings, and being arrested with a group of women, including Fannie Lou Hamer. She also discusses her involvement in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Council of Federated Organizations, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Simpson ends the interview by discussing the legacy of the movement.