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Film Screening: Freedom Summer

When:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Where:
Flowers Hall Room 341
Description:

Over ten weeks known as Freedom Summer, 1964, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African-Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi. Freedom Summer was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and community centers. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Summer highlights the patient and long-term efforts by outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters — even in the face of intimidation, violence, and death.

Cost:
Free
See:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2657290/
Sponsor:
Contact:
Keith Needham
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Film Screening: Freedom Summer