Sweet family papers, 1970-1977.


Sweet family papers, 1970-1977.

Papers of Charles, Jean, and Debra Sweet, a Madison, Wisconsin family active in the peace and social justice movements of the 1960s and 1970s including articles, clippings and tape recordings concerning civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (particularly her visit to Madison); and letters to Debra Sweet and her parents prompted by Debra's anti-war comment to President Nixon when he presented her with the Young American Medal for Service in 1970.

2.4 c.f. and7 tape recordings.

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Sweet, Jean.

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Sweet, Debra.

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Sweet, Charles F.

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Cornell University graduate, planning and management consultant, professor. From the description of Charles F. Sweet papers, 1953-1990. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63535035 ...

Hamer, Fannie Lou, 1917-1977

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Fannie Lou Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. She was a voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Hamer also organized Mississippi's Freedom Summer along with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was also a co-founder of the Nati...