Freedom Summer


Saturday March 7th, 2015 12:30pm The Tuam Room
Sunday March 8th, 2015 10:00am The Tuam Room

Freedom Summer

In 1964, less than 7% of Mississippi's African Americans were registered to vote and a plan was devised to send northern white students south to join in voter registration drives and set up freedom schools. This film tells the tale of that summer, an astonishing and relevant story of organized activism and race relations how students were selected, how they fanned out across Mississippi and lived locally with African Americans. This gripping film is an important testament to the courage of both the students and the black Mississippians and a powerful exploration of the legacy of that extraordinary summer.

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