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  1. 50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During 'Freedom Summer'Read the original story

    Jun 23, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    When the white community heard that this Freedom Summer was going to happen, I think, in some ways, they overreacted completely.

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  2. Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer'Read the original story

    Jun 5, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    A new exhibit at the Mississippi state archives takes you back in time. The facade of a front porch, complete with screen door, invites you to imagine what it was like for some 900 activists, mostly white college students, who in 1964 came to the nation's most closed society.

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  3. How The Vice President of New Afrika Became Mayor Of JacksonRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Last week, the city of Jackson, Miss., paid its last respects to Chokwe Lumumba. 1 comment

  4. Chokwe Lumumba: From 'Radical' To 'Revolutionary'Read the original story

    Feb 27, 2014 | WNYC-AM New York

    Jackson Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba passed away this week. Host Michel Martin learns more about the civil rights attorney and the activists he mentored.

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