A New York City teacher, Bob Moses went to Mississippi and helped organize the largest grassroots civil rights campaign the country had ever seen.
Barbara Jan Nave was crowned Miss Mississippi in 1963. When her family hosted Freedom Summer volunteers in their home, life for them turned ugly.
Folk singer Pete Seeger gave concerts in Mississippi in the summer of 1964. On stage one night, he made a grave announcement.
Freedom Summer volunteers went to Mississippi, fanning out across the state, embedding themselves with local families, and setting up Freedom Schools.