Michael Schwerner

Around the Miami Valley
7:26 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Local Students To Commemorate Mississippi Freedom Project

Freedom Summer activists sing before leaving training sessions at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, for Mississippi in June 1964.
Credit Ted Polumbaum Collection/Newseum / via NPR.org

Miami Valley college students have joined forces with a statewide youth organization  to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer. The group will make a trip to Jackson, Mississippi next week to honor the Freedom Fighters of 1964, students and activists who descended on the south from all over the country to fight for voting rights and other civil rights alongside black southern organizers.

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