Former sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer's Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires.
Fannie Lou Hamer stood up and challenged the movement.
Freedom Summer volunteers went to Mississippi, fanning out across the state, embedding themselves with local families, and setting up Freedom Schools.
In the summer of 1964, Mississippi Summer Project students gathered in Oxford, Ohio to meet with SNCC leaders for training.