Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series
"Ghosts of Mississippi": Freedom Summer, 1964, A Fifty Year Retrospective
Dr. David Carter, Associate Professor of History, Auburn University
Popular historical and media treatments of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project have emphasized the murders of three civil rights activists and a grassroots challenge of the state’s all-white delegation at the Democratic National Convention, but Freedom Summer activities extended far beyond voter registration and formal political activity to include education, the arts, healthcare, and other forms of community organizing.
Date and Time: Thursday, September 18, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor across the hall from Special Collections and Archives, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Sponsored by: Africana Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University; and Auburn University Libraries.