Teach-in – October 19, 2014

Freedom 1

In 1964 the Mississippi Summer Project
organized volunteers from across the
country to travel to Mississippi, one
of the nation’s most viciously racist,
segregated states, to conduct a major
voter registration drive. This historic
effort, which became known as Freedom
Summer, helped to spur passage of the
Voting Rights Act just one year later. On
the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer,
this Community Teach-in will chronicle
the progress of civil rights in the last fifty
years and discuss the most recent attacks
on the right to vote, which threaten the
hard-fought gains made by the heroes of
Freedom Summer.

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