SOURCE: Washington Post
Libraries Do Face Attacks, but Not Like the "Freedom Libraries" of 1964
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My Memories of Voter Suppression
by Lawrence Wittner
After witnessing firsthand the depth of struggle needed to secure the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the author says the 2013 Supreme Court decision to gut the VRA and subsequent acts by state governments to suppress the vote "betray the most basic principle of democracy."
Freedom Summer -- American Experinece (Video)
American Experience does Freedom Summer.
1964 at 50: Remembering the Mississippi Summer Project
Hear from the activists who helped change America 50 years ago. Don't miss it!
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