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February 2019

The Faces of Freedom Summer: Photography by Herbert Randall

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 8, 2019

Freedom Summer, also known as the the Mississippi Summer Project, was a 1964 voter registration drive sponsored by civil rights organizations including the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Aimed at increasing black voter registration in Mississippi, the Freedom Summer workers included black Mississippians and more than 1,000 out-of-state, predominately white volunteers. The Ku Klux Klan, police and state and local authorities carried out a series of violent attacks against the activists, including arson,…

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