Freedom summer By- kenzie sullivan

Freedom summer was a project that was started in 1964 in Mississippi. It was ran by the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). About 100 white college students helped COFO register voters in November 1963, then several more hundreds were offered to help in 1964 for Freedom Summer.

Freedom summer was built on years earlier in African American churches.

With the 10 week process alot of issues went down-

1,062 people were arrested (out-of-state volunteers and locals)

80 Freedom Summer workers were beaten

37 churches were bombed or burned

30 Black homes or businesses were bombed or burned

4 civil rights workers were killed (one in a head-on collision)

4 people were critically wounded

At least 3 Mississippi blacks were murdered because of their support for the Civil Rights Movement

Andrew goodman and many others were arrested for being volunteers to help this movement

This all happened in Mississippi in 1964

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