Freedom Summer National Youth Summit
Wednesday, February 5, 11 a.m.–noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Freedom Summer National Youth Summit. The Old Capitol Museum will host students from across the country in a virtual National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer and civic engagement. Civil rights activists and Freedom School interns will participate in a panel discussion about the 1964 youth-led program to end political disenfranchisement of African Americans and race-based inequality in Mississippi. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, a live video link from the Old Capitol to eleven regional Summit sites will allow participants to submit questions for the panel through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. For more information call 601-576-6920 or 202-633-3379.