In 1964, whites and blacks joined to, as some put it, drag Mississippi back into the United States. Violence erupted. Lives were lost. But change was wrought, too.
Fifty years after Freedom Summer, two Mississippi sisters press the fight for voting rights.
Listen to Nikole Hannah-Jones interview barrier-breaking Freedom Rider and longtime congressman John Lewis.
Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about what changed — and didn’t — because of the movement he helped to lead 50 years ago.
An iconic civil rights print hung in one rural Maine home and helped shape a family’s commitment to justice.
Rita Bender, 22 when her husband Michael Schwerner was killed by the Klan in Mississippi in 1964, says challenges remain in the fight for racial justice.
A reporter goes to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights.
A variety of voices revisit the events and lessons of Mississippi’s long hot summer of 1964.
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