Local Mississippi leadership prepared themselves psychologically and militarily for Freedom Summer. The Ku Klux Klan rose up as one that April. Mississippi was on a hair trigger.
Fannie Lou Hamer helped fight for better representation among Mississippi Democrats in 1964.
In the summer of 1964, Mississippi Summer Project students gathered in Oxford, Ohio to meet with SNCC leaders for training.
"We accomplished some things, but we didn't do the whole job," Mark Levy.