Freedom Summer and Mississippi Civil Rights

Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, talked about “Freedom Summer” and the movement to… read more

Stuart Rockoff, executive director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, talked about “Freedom Summer” and the movement to promote voter registration and civil rights in Mississippi in the 1960s. He explained why segregation was so intertwined in Mississippi’s culture and why civil rights efforts were so important in the state. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Jackson, Mississippi, from April 24-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments aired on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments aired on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Freedom Summer and Mississippi Civil Rights

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Program ID:
319879-1
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Location:
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Jul 5, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 2014

Airing Details

  • Jul 05, 2014 | 3:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2014 | 9:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 06, 2014 | 2:39pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2014 | 4:39am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2014 | 6:43am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2014 | 1:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2014 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 24, 2014 | 4:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 25, 2014 | 2:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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