'Freedom Summer' Changed the South 50 Years Ago

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Voting Registration Only Signed on Few Voters

In this photo, a woman looks on at a display window of Black and white dolls at Capitol Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Only one-tenth of the 17,000 Black residents who tried to register to vote during the "Freedom Summer" succeeded. Yet, this activism still led to the creation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (Photo: AP Photo/Jim Bourdier, File)

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