Civil Rights Activist Moses to Speak at New Exhibit

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss. Longtime civil rights activist Bob Moses is scheduled to speak Monday at the opening of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's new exhibit "Stand Up!": Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964."

Moses, a director of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, will speak at noon at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson.

Drawing on photographs, artifacts, documents, and film footage of events during the "long, hot summer." A replica school room modeled from photographs of Freedom Schools will give visitors an idea of the conditions volunteers and students worked under.

It also tells the story of the murdered Civil Rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner and the creation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

The exhibit runs through October.


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