History Detective Evidence Packets

 

Evidence Packets

Here are the materials to download for students for their history detective evidence packets. Depending on the number of students you have, you may need to create duplicate packets so that your students can work in groups of three to five.

Each packet has the same map and overall situation document. The remainder of the documents are particular to the location. 

To enhance the experience for the students, it would be ideal to hand them their respective materials in folders marked Evidence Packets, Top Secret.

Evidence Packet: Laurel, Mississippi

Map, Mississippi Freedom Summer Projects

The Situation, Freedom Summer 1964

Photo of Gwen Robinson, SNCC project director in Laurel, MS

Mississippi Project Director_Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, excerpt from Holsaert, et. al., Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010)

SNCC WATS Line Digest, July 19-20, 1964

Mississippi Sovereignty Commission File SCR ID # 99-28-0-42-4-1-1

Letters from Mississippi, Laurel

Campaign Button

COFO Voting Poster

Bill Peters, A Talk with Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers, Address to Mt. Heron Baptist Church

Evidence Packet: Canton, Mississippi

Map, Mississippi Freedom Summer Projects

The Situation, Freedom Summer 1964

SNCC Wats Line Digest, July 19-20, 1964

Letters from Mississippi, Canton

Freedom Day in Canton

Student Voice 6.2.64

Campaign Button

Bill Peters, A Talk with Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers, Address to Mt. Heron Baptist Church.

Medgar Evers, Monthly Report, 3.6.1963

Medgar Evers to Roy Wilkins & Reply 2.1.1957

Evidence Packet: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Map, Mississippi Freedom Summer Projects

The Situation, Freedom Summer 1964

SNCC Wats Line Digest, July 19-20, 1964

Volunteer Jacob Blum hangs a sign on the front of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, prior to a mass meeting during Freedom Summer, 1964.

Letters from Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Student Voice 7.15.64

Freedom Day in Hattiesburg

Campaign Button

Bill Peters, A Talk with Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers, Address to Mt. Heron Baptist Church

Medgar Evers, Annual Report 1957

Evidence Packet: McComb, Mississippi

Map, Mississippi Freedom Summer Projects

The Situation, Freedom Summer 1964

SNCC Wats Line Digest, July 19-20, 1964

Events of 1964 in McComb, Mississippi and surrounding area

Letters from Mississippi, McComb

Civil Rights Investigators Activity, 1964 in Amite county and Other Adjoining Counties Sovereignty Commission File SCR ID # 2-60-0-43-2-1-1

Student Voice 7.15.64

Peace and Freedom Party Campaign Button

Bill Peters, A Talk with Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers, Address to Mt. Heron Baptist Church

Medgar Evers to Roy Wilkins et al, 10.12.1961

Medgar Evers to Alfred Baker Lewis