Winter of the Closed Society

Type 
Document
Year 
1964
Creator(s) 
Ed King (author)
Month or quarter 
Winter
Doc # 
1EKI12.04
Abstract 

In this background description of the Mississippi Delta, the author describes the terrible wintertime conditions endured by African Americans who live in the Mississippi Delta. Many African American families suffered from poverty; women worked throughout the year, while their husbands remained for the most part unemployed when the farming season ended for the winter. Children went to school without shoes and often only one child at a time could go because many families could not afford clothing. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) planned to aid the impoverished families of the Mississippi Delta who suffered from these economic diadvantages.

Additional information 

Document Description: six-page typewritten document; located in PLT Archive folder "Ed King - Private (sent to Charles)"; The date of this document (noted above) was handwritten on the document; Notations: "Background for freedom summit" handwritten on document; A handwritten sticky note signed EK.

Rights 
Copy available for use subject to Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution required, Non-Commercial use, No Derivatives, 3.0, Unported).