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HomeVideoFreedom Summer, Chapter 1

Freedom Summer, Chapter 1

Catch a sneak peek at the first 8 minutes of “Freedom Summer,” premiering on American Experience PBS June 24, at 9/8c.

Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.