Local Mississippi leadership prepared themselves psychologically and militarily for Freedom Summer. The Ku Klux Klan rose up as one that April. Mississippi was on a hair trigger.
“There will always be a need to document the struggle," Herbert Randall.
They called it "a campaign that may have no parallel since the days of Reconstruction." In 1964, more than 700 civil rights workers focused their efforts on Mississippi.
A New York City teacher, Bob Moses went to Mississippi to help organize the largest grassroots civil rights campaign the country had ever seen.