'Freedom Summer' Changed the South 50 Years Ago

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"Freedom Is a Constant Struggle"

Rita Bender, the widow of Michael Schwerner, is uncertain about the future of civil rights as the Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act. She said "freedom is a constant struggle" and that nations and people evolve. "And they either evolve for the better, or they stagnate ... If you don't address inequities, then they fester," said Bender to AP. 

(Photo:  AP Photo/Michael Clurman)

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