Monday, July 14, 2014

Remembering Freedom Summer

About. From PBS - In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated state.

50 years ago, 'Freedom Summer' changed South, US. (Fond du Lac Reporter, 7/13/2014)

Fifty years later, Freedom Summer stands out as a watershed moment in the long drive for civil rights. Mass resistance to integration started to crumble. Congress took a monumental step toward equal rights. And scores of young, idealistic volunteers embarked on careers of activism that continue to shape American politics and policy today. 

What was the Freedom Summer Project?  (Wisconsin Historical Society)
  • Why did Freedom Summer happen?
  • Who participated in Freedom Summer?
  • Who were the key people involved?
  • What were the goals for Freedom Summer?
  • Who opposed Freedom Summer?
  • What happened during Freedom Summer?
  • What did Freedom Summer accomplish?
  • What happened after Freedom Summer?

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