American Experience: Freedom Summer DVD

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American Experience: Freedom Summer In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states. Working ... More
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American Experience: Freedom Summer

In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. Freedom Summer was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and community centers.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters - even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death.

Producer: Stanley Nelson, Cyndee Readdean
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Stanley Nelson
Narrator: Catherine Taormina
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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None
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Powerful
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating Powerful
I will watch it over and over again.
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Black F.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Very Informative...Well put together
Review by Black F. on 07/17/20 review stating Very Informative...Well put together
Another great documentary from Stanley Nelson. It definitely gave us an eye-opening moment about the trials and tribulations SNCC and, especially, the residents of Mississippi had to go through...It was their work that laid the footprints for the Selma/Voting Rights Act of 1965. A definite must see
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Steven G.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
another pbs gem
Review by Steven G. on 07/17/20 review stating another pbs gem
superb documentary. very moving.
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Unknown
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
I like it
Review by Unknown on 07/17/20 review stating I like it
I like all history movies that give you a back ground on the summer of 1964 and the civil right movement.
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Maleany
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AND AGAIN
Review by Maleany on 07/17/20 review stating I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN AND AGAIN
Thank You
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Ms. N.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Civil Rights Worker in Mississippi
Review by Ms. N. on 07/17/20 review stating Civil Rights Worker in Mississippi
The footage of a young black lady shown after the camera was taken off Fannie Lou Hamer is my mother Mrs. Mary Lane Bruce of Greenwood Mississippi. My mother marched and was beaten and imprisoned with Hamer, King, Edgars and all the civil rights workers in Mississippi. Mom is pleased and our family that this document was shown.
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Diane
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
An Important Reminder Of Our Not So Past
Review by Diane on 07/17/20 review stating An Important Reminder Of Our Not So Past
As we reflect on 95% of Americans being worse off since the implementation of Reagans far right ideology that puts corporations before people, it is good to remember that there was a time when people were prepared to put their lives on the line to create a more eqalitarian world with justice for all the aim. This documentary provides vivid documentation of the evils of racism and the cancer within the American body politic that it remains.
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Grammy
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Extraordinary history lesson
Review by Grammy on 07/17/20 review stating Extraordinary history lesson
I was 19 and getting married at this point in time. I thought I understood things that were happening in our Country; I thought I was politically aware; I wasnt. Over the past year, I have been reading and watching video about the civil rights movement and the extreme bravery of those involved. I am humbled. I am also passing on this information to my Grandchildren.
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Steve
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
pbs does it again
Review by Steve on 07/17/20 review stating pbs does it again
important story. brilliantly told.
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Lola
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Important History
Review by Lola on 07/17/20 review stating Important History
I bought this for my grandchildren who have no memory of or appreciation for the bravery and dedication made by young people during that summer. Without knowledge of the past, is is difficult to understand the present or anticipate the future.


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