WGBH and the City of Boston present FREEDOM SUMMER
Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Strand Theatre, Dorchester, MA
WGBH and the City of Boston present a special preview and discussion of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's Freedom Summer, from acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, Jonestown, The Murder of Emmett Till). It is the story of how over ten memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to register African American voters in Mississippi. The effort was marked by deadly violence but ultimately a national victory – the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Following the screening, WGBH's Callie Crossley (Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, Basic Black) will moderate a discussion with Stanley Nelson and special guests:
· Bob Moses, field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and co-director of Freedom Summer
· Dave Dennis, field secretary for Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) and co-director of Freedom Summer
Tickets are free, but RSVP is required. To register for tickets, visit: http://www.wgbh.org/support/boxoffice.cfm?
For more information about this film, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/freedomsummer/