Freedom Summer

"I’m going down to Mississippi, I’m going down a Southern road, And if you never see me again, Remember that I had to go”  - Lyrics from Going Down to Mississippi 

Freedom Summer


Freedom Summer of 1964 was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of thirty-five churches, and the bombing of seventy homes and community centers. Premiers June 24, 2014 on PBS American Experience.

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Shattering the foundations of white supremacy over 10 memorable weeks in 1964.
What Was Freedom Summer?

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What Was Freedom Summer?

They called it "a campaign that may have no parallel since the days of Reconstruction."

Seeking Radical Change

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Seeking Radical Change

Watch a clip from "Freedom Summer," premiering June 24, 2014.

Quiz: Freedom Summer

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Quiz: Freedom Summer

Test your knowledge of the defining moments and events of Freedom Summer.

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