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American Experience

Freedom Summer's Widow

Clip: Season 26 Episode 6 | 1m 16s

"I wish to become an active participant rather than a passive onlooker. As my husband and I are in close agreement as to our philosophy in the Civil Rights struggle, I wish to work near him in whatever capacity I may be most useful. My hope is to someday pass on to the children we may have a world containing more respect for the dignity and worth of all men than that world which was willed to us."

Aired: 06/24/14

Rating: NR

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