'Freedom Summer' premiers on WTIU Jun. 24

Thursday, June 12, 2014

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

'Freedom Summer' Preview

For 10 weeks during the summer of 1964, over 700 students from the North joined activists on the ground for a massive effort that accomplished what had been impossible so far: force the media and the country to take notice of the shocking violence and massive injustice taking place in Mississippi. 'Freedom Summer' premiers on PBS American Experience on June 24, 2014.

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How much do you know about one of the most influential events of the Civil Rights Movement?  Take the 'Freedom Summer' quiz.