American Experience

Freedom Summer

Season 26 Episode 6 | 1h 52m 17s Video has closed captioning.

The story of 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, when 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.

Aired: 06/24/14

Expires: 07/26/23

Rating: NR

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