Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later


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In the summer of 1964, students from Ohio and across the US gathered with local African Americans in Mississippi to promote black voter education and registration. The movement met with violence and tragedy, but their efforts paved the way for the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This hour we’ll look back at Freedom Summer, and the current efforts of Ohio students to continue this brave legacy.


  • Hasan Jeffries, Prof. of History at OSU
  • Patti Miller, civil rights veteran
  • Mark Levy, civil rights veteran (video)
  • James Hayes, Columbus Political Director of  Ohio Student Association
  • C. Joseph Sprague, retired Methodist Bishop, Civil Rights Activist


Thursday, June 19 at 7 pm, Gateway Film Center presents the American Experience documentary Freedom Summer


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