“Stand Up!”: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964
June 2–October 31, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. “Stand Up!”: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. The exhibit will examine the courage, violence, and promise of the “long, hot summer.”
In 1964 hundreds of white volunteers from the North joined with local African Americans to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools, and promote civil rights. Drawing on photographs, artifacts, documents, and film footage from the MDAH collection, the exhibit will examine the people, places, and events of the Mississippi Summer Project, its challenges and its successes.
For more information, call 601-576-6850.