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Freedom on My Mind

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110 minutes
Source: California Newsreel

Combining archival footage with contemporary interviews, this documentary tells the inspiring story of events surrounding the Mississippi Voter Registration Project of the early 1960s. In 1964, organizers recruited 1,000 mostly white college students from around the country to join them for what became known as Freedom Summer. Although three students were murdered, the drive ultimately succeeded in signing up 80,000 members for the insurgent Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and helped bring about the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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