Freedom Summer, Chapter 1
Clip: Season 26 Episode 6 | 8m 58s
Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, then one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
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