Thursday, February 6, 2014

Black History Month program tonight!

Please join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Buena Vista branch when librarian Hubert Kozak will give an illustrated talk entitled "We Are Not Afraid: Freedom Summer and the Mississippi Murders." His talk will take you back to the summer of June, 1964, when Mississippi was the focus of civil rights groups trying to expand black voting in the south. Equal parts history and true crime, Mr. Kozak's lecture will discuss the 10 weeks of "Freedom Summer," with their intoxicating idealism and devastating violence. Come early and listen to some of the famous Freedom Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.

Many volunteers were boarded at the homes of local black
citizens in the communities in which they worked.

Extra credit may be received for attending this event, at your teachers' discretion. Proof of attendance will be provided at the end of the evening. This is a teen program, but all are welcome. Come experience a powerful moment in American history!

The local Klan burned a cross as a warning in front of a Mississippi Project office.
 The volunteers, unfazed, painted on it their demand.

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