The Call for Action
- Wednesdays in Mississippi: March 1964
In the spring of 1964, Height brought representatives from other national women’s organizations to Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss what they could do to stop the abuse of women and children civil rights workers. Fearing that local authorities would become ever more violent in the face of the “freedom summer” of 1964, Clairie Harvey and other representatives from Jackson, Mississippi, asked for help. Come, they said, and bear witness.
- Wednesdays in Mississippi: The Start
Polly Cowan wrote a report which summarized the impact those meetings in Selma and Atlanta had on the NCNW and women in civil rights.