Thursday, December 18, 2014

Freedom Summer 1964 Exhibit - "Observer"

On temporary display at the Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines, Iowa is the Summer Freedom 1964 exhibit. The exhibit tells the story of two Iowans, Reverend Frazer Thomason and Loris Thomason who traveled to Clarksdale, Mississippi to help with the effort of registering African Americans to vote at the polls.

This document titled, "Observer", is an account by Reverend Frazer Thomason as to the events he witnessed in Clarksdale, Mississippi during his visit to help with the voter registration efforts:

Previous articles:
Freedom Summer 1964 Exhibit - Introduction
Freedom Summer 1964 Exhibit - Wakonda Church News
Freedom Summer 1964 Exhibit - During Freedom Summer and the Aftermath