Freedom Summer Presentation (Power Point) | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Freedom Summer Presentation (Power Point)

Help your students learn about the civil rights era with the "1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project" PowerPoint presentation. Freedom Summer was the nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi's segregated political system during 1964.

This 42-slide presentation covers key events of the Freedom Summer Project, from planning and volunteer recruitment to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Law. Each slide displays historical images and documents from the Wisconsin Historical Society collections. The notes accompanying each slide provide a brief historical narrative along with suggested readings drawn from online materials such as letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, and more.

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    (PowerPoint, 42 slides, 7.8 MB) Introduce your students to the key events and impact of Freedom Summer using original source documents.

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