MISSISSIPPI 1964 | Photo: CORE worker accompanying a woman to the courthouse, where she will try to register to vote. In 1964, 45% of Mississippi's population was Black, but less than 5% of Blacks were registered to vote state-wide. Registering voters in Batesville, Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964. Civil rights workers survived more than 400 acts of violence during the 10 weeks of Freedom Summer. (photo by Robert Brand)
Anna Munro was a Scottish suffragette who was a founder of the Women’s Freedom League. In 1912 she walked from Edinburgh to London to protest because women were not allowed to vote for Members of Parliament (they could only participate in certain local elections).