The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of 1964 Freedom Summer, part of a campaign
to bring voting rights to all citizens of Mississippi. Freedom Summer included voter registration, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Freedom Schools, the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), the Free Southern Theater, and more.
To commemorate the anniversary and strengthen organizing efforts today, veterans of Freedom Summer have planned a powerful week of workshops, presentations, and more to be held throughout Mississippi in June.
There will be a national convening at Tougaloo College from June 25-29 and a youth congress starting June 23. It is not too late to register.
Learn more about Freedom Summer and the long struggle for voting rights in Mississippi from these books, films, and archives.
Source: The description provided by the Zinn Education Project: Teaching People’s History
Freedom Summer 50th Documents
|Remarks Delivered at the Opening Session of Mississippi’s 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer Conference by Joyce Ladner
|An Epitaph That Keeps Giving by Timothy L. Jenkins
|Heroes and Sheroes: A Tribute to those Murdered and Martyred in Mississippi by Judy Richardson
|Mississippi Murdered and Martyred 1945-1970 by SNCC Legacy Project
|Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Legacy Banquet by Julian Bond Statement of the Occasion