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Dispatches from Freedom Summer

A reporter goes to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights. More »

Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about what changed — and didn’t — because of the movement he helped to lead 50 years ago. More »

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Fifty years after Freedom Summer, two Mississippi sisters press the fight for voting rights.

In His Professional Twilight, a Son of Mississippi Considers His Legacy on Race

In His Professional Twilight, a Son of Mississippi Considers His Legacy on Race

Interview With Civil Rights Legend John Lewis: Audio

Listen to Nikole Hannah-Jones interview barrier-breaking Freedom Rider and longtime congressman John Lewis.

Long a Force for Progress, a Freedom Summer Legend Looks Back

Georgia Congressman John Lewis talks about what changed — and didn’t — because of the movement he helped to lead 50 years ago.

When Freedom Summer Landed in White America’s Living Rooms

An iconic civil rights print hung in one rural Maine home and helped shape a family’s commitment to justice.

A Brutal Loss, but an Enduring Conviction

Ghosts of Greenwood: Audio

Ghosts of Greenwood

A reporter goes to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for civil rights.

Ghosts of Greenwood: Photos

Dispatches From Freedom Summer

A variety of voices revisit the events and lessons of Mississippi’s long hot summer of 1964.

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