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Freedom Summer : 1964
Discussion will follow with Phil Sharp sharing his experience in the movement A light dinner will be provided
In 1964, civil rights activists launched Freedom Summer, a project to register black voters in Mississippi, provide educational opportunities, and build the movement for integration. The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), an umbrella group of civil rights organizations including the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), issued a call for volunteers, and nearly 1,000 mostly white college students and graduates joined the existing group of predominantly black activists.