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The Voices Of Freedom Summer

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Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. NPR has produced an in-depth online report about the act and what it means to the country.

Paul Schutzer / via 'Freedom Riders' c/o PBS

Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. But that didn’t come without a price. It was the era of the Freedom Summer, a bloody campaign to get blacks registered to vote in Mississippi. 

Study Up For 'Think': Blood For Freedom

Jun 16, 2014
PBS

The Freedom Summer was a 1964 campaign in Mississippi to increase black voter registration. Adversaries resisted the movement with malevolence and violence. Today at noon, Krys Boyd will speak to historian Bruce Watson, author of American Experience: Freedom Summer, about the effort 50 years ago.