Freedom Summer: 60 Years Later




Jackson, MS


June 6, 2024 (virtual), July 8-12, 2024 (residential); June 20, 2024 (virtual), July 22-26, 2024 (residential)


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




60 years after 1964's landmark event, Freedom Summer, attendees will travel to Mississippi to learn about this integral Civil Rights struggle. Freedom Summer volunteers traveled from across the country to work with the people of Mississippi to overcome the subjugation and violence Black people faced regularly. Attendees will learn about important figures like Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses, Amzie Moore, and more, while hearing from Civil Rights scholars and veterans of the movement themselves, all while commemorating the 60th anniversary of this momentous event.

Project Director(s)

Alan Wheat; Kari Baker; Bently Cochran

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Lynne O'Hara; Michael Morris; Robby Luckett; Daphne Chamberlain; Frank Figgers; Roscoe Barnes

Grantee Institution

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Funded through the Division of Education Programs