FREEDOM SUMMER

Directed by STANLEY NELSON

DIRECTOR

STANLEY NELSON

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

113 mins

YEAR

2014

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

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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