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.
Not everyone agreed that bringing students volunteers from across the country into Mississippi in 1964 was a good idea.
"We began to rethink some of the attitudes that we had lived with," John Howell.
Barbara Jan Nave was crowned Miss Mississippi in 1963. When her family hosted Freedom Summer volunteers in their home, life for them turned ugly.