Join WOSU Public Media for a special free advance screening of the American Experience documentary film Freedom Summer at Gateway Film Center on Thursday, June 19 at 7pm. The first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary film poster.
The film focuses the summer of 1964, when the nationâ€™s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as â€œFreedom Summerâ€, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nationâ€™s most segregated state.
American Experience Freedom Summer was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who also directed American Experience documentaries Freedom Riders and The Murder of Emmett Till“.
For more information on this screening, visit the Gateway Film Center. Watch this compelling piece of history before it premieres on WOSU TV on Tuesday, June 24th at 9pm.
View an extended preview of American Experience Freedom Summer now.