Freedom Summer


freedomsummer-film_landing-dateOver 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states. [Publisher’s description.]

Credit: Directed by Stanley Nelson. Distributed by Firelight Films and PBS, 2014. 113 min.

Location: Mississippi
Type: Film
Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Time Period: 1950 -1974