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Freedom Summer 50 Years and Today

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In the white community in 1964, there was some denial.
"There was this sense that there was a hoax — that misters Chaney, Schwerner and Goodman were up in New York City and this was just a way to get publicity,There was the feeling that the national media was treating Philadelphia as a bunch of uneducated rednecks," he says. "And that became the topic of conversation rather than that there was this evil." recalls Dick Molpus, who was a teenager at the time and later became Mississippi's secretary of state.

In June 1964, approximately 800 Northern college students and experienced Southern civil rights workers gathered on the Western campus in Ohio for two week-long training sessions.Sign up to volunteer to go to one of the following ten states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.http://nationalactionnetwork.net/freedom-summer-2014/
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