Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit
Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit, January 20-February 15
In the summer of 1964, 70,000 black Mississippi residents, mostly disenfranchised poor people, were joined by about 1,500 volunteers, mostly northern college students, as they attempted to register to vote and challenge segregation. Widespread media coverage shocked the nation, leading nine months later to the 1965 voting rights act which finally broke the back of Jim Crow America. This exhibit is included with park admission and features reproductions of 77 historic photographs and documents.