Living in Mississippi

"They became the closest thing to being a part of the black community as anybody can be because they had no choice." Watch "Freedom Summer" premiering June 24, 2014 on American Experience PBS. 

My American Experience

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Whether in politics or popular culture, civil liberty or civil rights, 1964 saw a lot of change. What event or set of events do you think had the biggest impact on the year, on American society, or on America as we know it today?



  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • NEH
  • Yawkey Foundation
  • DIG: Robert & Marjie Kargman and the Brian A. McCarthy Foundation (Freedom Summer)
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundations