Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit from the Wisconsin Historical Society, tells the story of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project, when CORE and SNCC staff led 900 northern volunteers, 120 activists, and thousands of Black residents in a challenge to segregation. It was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and changed America forever.
The exhibit panels are posted in the windows on the lower level of the library and are available to view 24/7.
Curator of the exhibit and editor of Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader, Michael Edmonds, offered a free lecture on February 15 at 6:30 pm. A recording of the lecture will be posted to the library's youtube page: