In Review: “Freedom Summer” Screening and Online Resources
Posted on 27 Jun 2014
In addition to all of the fun at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Juneteenth street festival, we were privileged to show a special preview screening of “American Experience: Freedom Summer,” in the museum’s third-floor auditorium.
After watching the special 50-minute preview, many members of our screening audience stayed to discuss the film and how it relates to us all today — in the Little Rock community and across the U.S.
The panel, arranged by the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, included Dr. T. Elon Dancy, of University of Oklahoma; Judge Wendell Griffen, of Arkansas's 6th Judicial Circuit Court; and Dr. Ravi Perry, of Mississippi State University.
With excellent questions and comments from the audience, the discussion covered a broad range of topics and — if not for time limits — could have continued much longer!
You can delve deeper into the stories of the individuals who participated in and were affected by Freedom Summer in the “Freedom Summer @ 50” video gallery, learn more about the investigative process (and lack thereof) surrounding “Murder in Mississippi” and gain perspective on the movement’s lifecycle with the “Freedom Summer Timeline.”