Film, Video Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy & the Way Forward

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Title
Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy & the Way Forward
Summary
The launch of the Civil Rights History Project (CRHP) website was highlighted during this symposium, with remarks by Roberta Shaffer, Rex Ellis, Betsy Peterson, Guha Shankar and Kate Stewart. Following the launch, Wesley Hogan moderated a panel session featuring four African American freedom rights activists discussing their experiences in organizing the Mississippi Freedom Summer project in 1964 and the legacy of their work in the struggle. They included Robert "Bob" Parris Moses, Dorie Ladner, Joyce Ladner and Charles "Charlie" E. Cobb Jr. The symposium concluded with an address by Bob Moses entitled "We The People: Constitutional People & Personal Responsibility for the Message of the Preamble?" The program was co-sponsored by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Library's partner in the Civil Rights History Project.
Event Date
May 19, 2014
Notes
-  Kate Stewart is an archivist in the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.
-  Guha Shankar is a folklore specialist in the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.
-  Rex Ellis is associate director for curatorial affairs at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
-  Roberta Shaffer is associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress.
-  Elizabeth "Betsy" Peterson is director of the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.
-  Wesley Hogan is historian and director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
-  Charles "Charlie" E. Cobb, Jr. was a Mississippi field secretary for SNCC from 1962-1967 working primarily in the Mississippi Delta. A founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Cobb was later a foreign affairs reporter for National Public Radio and a member of the editorial staff of National Geographic magazine.
-  Author, activist and sociologist Joyce Ladner attended Tougaloo College, Mississippi, and with her sister, Dorie, organized civil rights protests alongside Medgar Evers, Vernon Dahmer Sr., Clyde Kennard and students from SNCC, including James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, two of the three civil rights workers who were murdered in 1964 in Mississippi. She later served as the first woman president of Howard University from 1994 to 1995.
-  Activist and educator Dorie Ladner was one of the founding members of the Council of Federated Organizations and was the first woman to join the COFO staff at the Jackson, Mississippi office.
-  Robert "Bob" Parris Moses conceived of the Civil Rights History Project and was a central figure in the civil rights movement as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Related Resources
Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/events/
Civil Rights History Project: https://www.loc.gov/collections/civil-rights-history-project/about-this-collection/
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3 hours 55 minutes 50 seconds
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