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        Freedom Summer: Mississippi Blocks Voter Registration

        Helping black citizens register to vote in the South was one of the main goals of the civil rights movement, as seen in this video from American Experience: “Freedom Summer.” Previous attempts to register had been met by intimidation and violent recriminations by the white establishment. In 1964, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) recruited student volunteers to go to Mississippi to join in the effort to restore this basic constitutional right to the black community. This resource is part of the American Experience Collection.

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