Polumbaum, Ted. "Freedom Summer Volunteers Canvasing in Mississippi." Digital image. PBS: American Experience. June 1964. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/freedomsummer-project/.


  Freedom SummerJune 1964 Freedom Summer was a campaign to assist African Americans in registering to vote, to education black youth, and to fight for desegregation and equality. To achieve these goals, African American organizers needed to train volunteers, who were subsequently mostly white, to prepare for the inevitable attacks they would experience in Mississippi. Many of the volunteers […]

Freedom Summer Training before leaving for Oxford, Mississippi from Oxford, Ohio.


  Freedom Summer TrainingJune 1964 Initially known as The Mississippi Summer Project, a group of seven to eight hundred volunteers, including teenagers, participated in training for a summer trip to Mississippi where they would face off against racism and violence while attempting to register African Americans to vote. The training, initially intended to take place in […]