1964’s Freedom Summer was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, when more than 900 northern volunteers, 120 activists, and thousands of local Mississippi residents faced Ku Klux Klan firebombs and police shotguns to secure voting rights and challenge segregation.
In this free online program, Michael Edmonds, editor of Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader, and curator of the exhibit display, will describe how America changed forever during the summer of 1964 and how one of the nation’s premier research collections on civil rights ended up in Wisconsin.
Registration is required for this online program. Login details will be shared with registered participants a few days before the event.
The corresponding exhibit “Freedom Summer: Risking Everything” will be on display on the lower level outside the Monona Public Library during curbside hours from February 15 - 27. Service Hours: M/W/F 2-6pm, Tu/Th/Sa 10am - 2pm.