"Iowans Return to Freedom Summer" Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm

In the summer of 1964, hundreds of predominantly white college students answered the call from Civil Rights leaders to volunteer for Freedom Summer. They joined with voter registration efforts, taught in freedom schools and worked in community centers in towns throughout racially segregated Mississippi. This documentary features five native Iowans sharing why they felt compelled to volunteer. There will be a film screening and discussion with Patti Miller the filmmaker and civil rights activists and David McCartney the University of Iowa Archivist. 

Rod Library, LIB 301