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Mark Levy, “The Teacher”

Upon arrival at Antioch University in 1957, Mark Levy quickly became involved in the civil rights movement. His years at Antioch and later at Queens College brought him into close contact with the Freedom Summer organizers, who recruited Levy and his wife to head up one of the Freedom Schools in Meridian, Mississippi. Levy’s photos of that summer became the seed for a large collection at Queens College, where he is also committed to sharing the story of Freedom Summer with today’s students.

“Freedom Summer” premieres June 24 on American Experience PBS.