Freedom Summer and American Experience Documentary

Subject: Civil Rights, Freedom Summer
Themes: Civil Rights 20th Century
Age groups: Middle School High School
Resource type: Websites

"Freedom Summer" is a documentary that is a part of the American Experience series of PBS, and its subject is the summer of 1964, when there were coordinated efforts to help Black Mississippians gain voting rights with the help of Black and white students from across the country. The story of Hamer's testimony to the Democratic National Committee is highlighted on the site. At the site you can watch clips, see other materials, related documentaries, purchase the DVD or download the film from iTunes.