Thursday, September 18, 2014

Real to Reel Film Series

Real to Reel
documentary films on the theme of courage

All films at 7pm
Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of South County
27 North Road, Peace Dale, RI
Organized by Iris Donnelly

Freedom Summer (2014)
Friday, September 19, 2014

Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, 700 courageous student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African-Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundation of white supremacy in Mississippi.  In 1964, less than 7 percent of Mississippi’s African-Americans were registered to vote, compared to 50 to 70 percent in other southern states.  When faced with possible loss of jobs and violence, many were dissuaded from registering to vote.

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