Video Gallery: Freedom Summer @ 50

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Browse these original videos featuring individuals who participated in or had an impact on the events of 1964's Freedom Summer. Visit the jail where The Foot Soldier spent the night and hear how working in Mississippi opened The Politician's eyes to racism in America. 

My American Experience

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Share Your Story

Whether in politics or popular culture, civil liberty or civil rights, 1964 saw a lot of change. What event or set of events do you think had the biggest impact on the year, on American society, or on America as we know it today?

  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • DIG: Robert & Marjie Kargman and the Brian A. McCarthy Foundation (Freedom Summer)
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
  • NEH
  • Yawkey Foundation