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Commemoration of Freedom Summer’s 50th Anniversary

June 23, 2014

This past weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman working for the Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi in 1964.
I am inspired by the dedication of all those involved in the organizing, just to get black people registered to vote, in the face of intense racism and violence. These activities are what I hope we can celebrate more, as a society. Music is one of my favorite forms of cultural expression and here are two of my favorite songs resulting from these events.
Phil Ochs- Here’s to the State of Mississippi on Soundcloud

Nina Simone

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