“This was the most meaningful thing that I’ve ever done”: The Personal Civil Rights Approach of Wednesdays in Mississippi

  title={“This was the most meaningful thing that I’ve ever done”: The Personal Civil Rights Approach of Wednesdays in Mississippi},
  author={Rebecca Tuuri},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  pages={112 - 89}
  • Rebecca Tuuri
  • Published 9 December 2016
  • History
  • Journal of Women's History
Abstract:This article examines the history of the all-female, interracial, interfaith, upper- and middle-class civil rights organization Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS), active from 1964 to 1970. Unlike more well-known, mass-mobilized, visible, and outspoken civil rights activism, WIMS sought to work behind the scenes to build personal relationships with southern women beginning during Freedom Summer and working through the War on Poverty. The participants of WIMS believed that they were… 
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