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Freedom Summer (Film)
  • Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, The Murder of Emmett Till), Freedom Summer (2013; 113 minutes) highlights an overlooked but essential element of the civil rights movement: the patient and long-term efforts by outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters-even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death. A Firelight Films Production for American Experience.

Stanley Nelson will introduce the screening and answer audience questions.

Reserve a seat

All public programs at the National Archives are free. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.