Today the legacy of the Freedom Summer is evident from the streets, to campuses, to the polling booths.

 


Freedom Summer (Vol. 17, #1/2)
Editor: Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago

1964 was the year of Freedom Summer and the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It was the year that the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party emerged as a political force to confront the racism of the Democratic Party at the time. Fifty years later Souls asks how do we remember these historic events and what is the legacy of the pivotal moment in the Black Freedom Movement?