'Freedom Summer' Changed the South 50 Years Ago

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Freedom Summer

It was the summer of 1964 and hundreds of volunteers gathered in Mississippi to call national attention to segregation in the south. They registered Black voters and established “Freedom Schools” that educated African-Americans about social and political change. Take a look at an overview of the historic turning point in the civil rights movement known as "Freedom Summer." — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)  

(Photo: AP Photo/Michael Clurman)

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