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The Movement Revisited

Oh Freedom Over Me by John Biewan
A three-part audio documentary about the Freedom Summer of 1964 in the heyday of civil rights organizing in Mississippi.

Standing on my Sisters' Shoulders
The documentary "Standing On My Sisters' Shoulders" weaves together the firsthand stories of the Mississippi women who emerged as grassroots leaders in the struggle for civil rights.

Testimony of Fannie Lou Hamer
Read the full transcript of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer's powerful testimony before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic Party leadership days before the party's national convention of 1964. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party demanded to be seated as an official delegation, arguing they were the legitimate Democratic party of Mississippi.

Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
University of Southern Mississippi's digital archive warehousing a tremendous online collection of oral histories and other documentation from the civil rights movement.


The Fannie Lou Hamer Project
The Fannie Lou Hamer Project is a part of a national grassroots movement that connects the history of earlier voting and civil rights struggles to the ongoing struggle for campaign finance reform.

Celebrating the Achievements of Fannie Lou Hamer
The State of New Jersey kicked off festivities celebrating the anniversary of Mrs. Hamer's birthday October 6. Find out what activities will be taking place throughout the coming year to commemorate the legacy of the legendary Fannie Lou Hamer.

Southern Echo
Learn about the work of Southern Echo, an organization dedicated to empowerment of black Mississippians through voter education, sustainable agriculture, and youth empowerment.

Highlander Research and Education Center
The Highlander Center was founded in 1932 to serve as an adult education center for community workers involved in social and economic justice movements. Find out the latest news on the social justice front in the United States.

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
CORE seeks to establish, in practice, the inalienable right for all people to determine their own destiny--to decide for themselves what social and political organizations can operate in their best interest and to do so without gratuitous and inhibiting influence from those whose interest is diametrically opposed to theirs. CORE feels that the most important fundamental freedom for all people is the right to govern themselves. If this simple ideal can be realized, then other necessary freedoms will automatically follow.

Freedom Summer 2004
Commemorates the anniversary of the deaths of three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, Michael Shwerner and James Chaney, with a 21 day bus caravan visiting key cities and sites important to the civil rights struggle.


Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs, 1960-1966 Smithsonian Folkways Institute


Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
by Taylor Branch
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Taylor Branch chronicles the incredible years of the civil rights movement in this second volume of a massive three-part biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Freedom is a Constant Struggle : Anthology of the Civil Rights Movement.
Edited by Susie Erenrich
Read Erenrich's rich compilation of first-person narratives, articles, songs, photographs and drawings capturing the year of the "long hot summer" of 1964.

For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
Chana Kai Lee
A biography of the legendary civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, whose fiery oratory garnered her national attention as a spokesperson for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.


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