As each Wednesdays in Mississippi team returned home, they met to discuss their impressions of the trip. These proceedings were taped and often included interested parties in the community, NCNW staff, and family members of the women who had traveled south. The teams discussed what they had seen in Mississippi, the ways in which it had impacted their lives and the lives of those they visited, the success of their efforts, adjustments to be made for upcoming teams, and their plans to support civil rights in Mississippi and at home in the future.
Each debriefing was taped, however, some tapes were lost and those segments are so noted. The tapes were originally transcribed in 1964, however, these transcripts include large sections of paraphrased material. A glossary of names, places, organizations, and terms is provided to add to your understanding of the relationships within the material. Some sample audio and video files are provided below.
View the Scanned images of the original debriefing transcription or view the corrected text version of the debriefing.
Listen to Dorothy Height talk about the Sun-N-Sand Motel [Audio with slide show; opens in a new window]
Listen to Dorothy Height talk about Segregated Taxis [Audio with slide show; opens in a new window]
Listen to Dorothy Height talk about the WIMS Objectives [Audio only; opens in a new window]
Listen to Dorothy Height talk about Freedom Schools [Audio only; opens in a new window]