Briefing: Freedom Side, on the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

“For historical currents do not irresistibly propel themselves and everyone in their path. No matter what their broader structural or ideological roots, they both carry along and are carried along by people, who are not merely passengers of history, but pilots as well.”

Doug McAdam, Freedom Summer

In 1964, young people from around the nation converged in Mississippi to execute the Mississippi Summer Project. Their work focused on expanding the electorate to include registering voters from the Black/African American communities and combating the racist practices used to disenfranchise voters in Mississippi. Fifty years later, this historic civil rights movement is being commemorated through Freedom Side, a network of youth-led organizations and their allies, who will take the lead in mobilizing and activating young people in a multi-state effort throughout the Summer and Fall of 2014.

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You are cordially invited to participate in an intimate briefing to learn more about the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Sunday, June 8, 2014

3:00 – 4:30 PM EST

Washington, DC

Renaissance Hotel

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For additional information please reach out to Austin Thompson (

Co-sponsored by:

The Arca Foundation, The Advancement Project, Neighborhood Funders Group, and the Association of Black Foundation Executives

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