New collection: Interviews with Freedom Summer Veterans

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Last year, 2014, marked the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer — a summer of civil rights activism in Mississippi and other southern states that changed the course of history. To honor the anniversary, URI conducted a series of sixteen interviews with Freedom Summer veterans residing in New England, whose recollections had never before been recorded. Video recordings of all interviews are now available through DigitalCommons@URI. Stay tuned for written transcriptions of the interviews which will be added soon!