Freedom Summer Mississippi 1964

Sponsored by the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Diversity Advisory Committee

Room C105 in Founders Hall


This PBS American Experience film focuses on ten weeks of history-changing events in Mississippi during the summer of 1964.  Freedom Summer is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, the Murder of Emmett Till).  

According to the film’s producers, Firelight Films, “Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement:  the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters—even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death.”