At the height of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964, the Freedom Summer project drew thousands of volunteers to register black voters and build a new political party. The goals of Freedom leaders were not only ambitious, but revolutionary.
They poured into Mississippi a thousand strong, activists and volunteers, intent on ending racial repression through the Freedom Summer Project. The effort's success relied on local black landowners, families who offered shelter and a degree of economic independence in the form of dirt and deeds. In part one of this two-part series, Danny Glover narrates this untold chapter of American civil rights history, chronicled through archival footage and interviews with the men and women who literally stood their ground against injustice.
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