Images from the Civil Rights Era photographer’s new book, Mississippi Eyes

Freedom School, Mileston. Mississippi Summer Project, 1964:  Summer volunteers, SNCC workers and local students singing freedom songs at Mileston, a community of independent black farmers in the Mississippi Delta near Lexington.
Freedom School, Mileston. Mississippi Summer Project, 1964: Summer volunteers, SNCC workers and local students singing freedom songs at Mileston, a community of independent black farmers in the Mississippi Delta near Lexington.
Photos by Matt Herron ’53
Freedom School, Mileston. Mississippi Summer Project, 1964:  Edie Black, volunteer from Smith College, teaches freedom school at Mileston, a community of independent black farmers in the Mississippi Delta near Lexington.
Freedom School, Mileston. Mississippi Summer Project, 1964: Edie Black, volunteer from Smith College, teaches freedom school at Mileston, a community of independent black farmers in the Mississippi Delta near Lexington.
Photos by Matt Herron ’53
Freedom School, Mileston. Mississippi Summer Project, 1964:  Edie Black, volunteer from Smith College, with students she teaches in a freedom school at Mileston, a community of independent black farmers in the Mississippi Delta near Lexington.
Freedom School, Mileston. Mississippi Summer Project, 1964: Edie Black, volunteer from Smith College, with students she teaches in a freedom school at Mileston, a community of independent black farmers in the Mississippi Delta near Lexington.
Photos by Matt Herron ’53
Freedom Summer: living conditions, Mississippi summer of 1964:  Local teenagers dancing to the jukebox at Beddingfield's store near Mileston. Foreground: Abe Osheroff and Jim Boebel, summer volunteers who were building the Mileston Community Center.
Freedom Summer: living conditions, Mississippi summer of 1964: Local teenagers dancing to the jukebox at Beddingfield's store near Mileston. Foreground: Abe Osheroff and Jim Boebel, summer volunteers who were building the Mileston Community Center.
Photos by Matt Herron ’53
Community Center Construction, Freedom Summer 1964:  Summer volunteer carpenter Jim Boebel and a local resident post a shotgun watch at the community center against a fire-bomb threat by local whites. Threats were common that summer and local men took tur
Community Center Construction, Freedom Summer 1964: Summer volunteer carpenter Jim Boebel and a local resident post a shotgun watch at the community center against a fire-bomb threat by local whites. Threats were common that summer and local men took turns guarding the community every night.
Photos by Matt Herron ’53
Valley View, Miss. Service at country church:  St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, summer '64. Congregation members listening to Rev. Percy Gordon. Man in the foreground is a deacon.
Valley View, Miss. Service at country church: St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, summer '64. Congregation members listening to Rev. Percy Gordon. Man in the foreground is a deacon.
Photos by Matt Herron ’53
Photos by Matt Herron ’53