1964: The Fight for a Right

1964: The Fight for a Right

This documentary highlights Freedom Summer, a voter registration campaign in 1964.

By 1964, black Mississippians had suffered 75 years of Jim Crow. Civil rights activists came up with a daring plan for change. Bringing white students to Mississippi for a summer-long voter registration drive. Mississippi Public Broadcasting commemorated the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer with a documentary which explored the content, events, and aftermath of those 10 weeks.

    1964: The Fight for a Right is a local public television program presented by MPB.

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