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.
"I felt morally empowered, but it was very scary," Congressman Frank Barney from Massachusetts.
Not everyone agreed that bringing students volunteers from across the country into Mississippi in 1964 was a good idea.
When Mickey Schwerner and two other civil rights workers went missing in 1964, his wife Rita was determined to find out what happened.