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Freedom Summer 64' w/ Harvey Boyd formerly of The Washington Post!

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Summer of 1964

Bob Moses created Freedom Summer to mobilize Whites and to gain mainstream media exposure for the Civil Rights Struggle.....

The Historic 1964 Freedom Summer anniversary; Mississippi

Founder, Bob Moses created the Freedom Summer strategy seeing the need to mobilize White volunteers to gain mainstream media exposure to the Civil Rights struggle against Mississippi's collusion of state and local officials and law enforcement officers and White terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan who
fought violently to exclude black citizens from political participation (Fannie Lou Hamer's Political Party) including the right to vote.

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?Harvey Boyd's current "mission" is preserving the land and the community of Crestdale, located southeast of Charlotte, in Matthews. Born in 1944, to Viola and Sam Boyd, Harvey described Crestdale as "a unique community in the U.S. One of the oldest African American communities founded right after the Civil War." Sitting on 135 acres of land in the center of Matthews, it is still owned by ancestors of the original families.

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