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World History
Posted 3 months ago
The freedom Summer of 1964 was marked by
The defeat of longstanding southern resistance to black voting rights.
The decline of national attention to civil rights issues.
The support and protection of the Justice Department when volunteers were threatened by violence.
Violent attacks on both white and black grassroots volunteers.
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Violent attacks on both white and black grassroots volunteers.
Key Concept
Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer
The Freedom Summer of 1964, also known as the Mississippi Summer Project, was a campaign launched to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi, which had historically excluded most blacks from voting. The project was marked by violent attacks on both white and black volunteers by those who opposed the civil rights efforts, including local residents and authorities. The violence included arson, beatings, false arrests, and the murder of three activists: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. While there was some federal support and protection, it was limited and often came after violent incidents had occurred. The events of the Freedom Summer highlighted the resistance to black voting rights and the need for a stronger federal response, which contributed to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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