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Freedom Summer revisits Mississippi’s voting rights history

Freedom Summer revisits Mississippi’s voting rights history

Jun. 20 | Award-winning filmmaker credits his career to those who risked their lives for change   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer An oft-overlooked but important part of the Civil Rights Movement is the focus of Freedom Summer, which premiers on American...

Documentaries detail sacrifices of Freedom Riders

Documentaries detail sacrifices of Freedom Riders

Jun. 16 | Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings...

“Ask What  You Can Do For Your Country”

“Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

Dec. 4 |               By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   “It should be clear by now that a nation can be no stronger abroad than she is at home. Only an America which practices what it preaches about...

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Oct. 24 |   Ernest Patton, Jr. tells untold story of Nashville’s importance to Civil Rights Movement By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nashville, Tennessee is more known for its country music roots, but the city also has strong roots in the Civil...