PBS NewsHour

Need persists for new generation of Freedom Schools

Clip: 08/08/2014 | 6m 1s

During the long, hot Freedom Summer of 1964, young volunteers faced threats and violence in Mississippi to register voters and build a network of enrichment schools to teach young African-Americans about themselves and their history. Fifty years later, nearly 200 chapters are carrying on the mission for a new generation. Gwen Ifill reports.

Aired: 08/08/14

Rating: NR

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