Tuesday, October 7, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
As part of the John Hope Franklin Center’s Stanley Nelson Film Series, join us for a screening of the PBS documentary Freedom Summer, which was directed by Nelson. Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964, known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, which was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states. The film will be introduced by John Gartrell, Director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture, at Duke University.
The question and answer period will be led by Charlie Cobb, a field secretary in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1962-1967. Cobb was instrumental in developing Freedom Schools in Mississippi. This program is co-sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture and UNC-TV.