#10 Freedom Summer, Death of CORE Volunteers (James Farmer's Reflections). 1987. 29min. (captioned)
In these video segments, James Farmer discusses the Freedom Summer of 1964, in particular, the disappearance and death of three CORE staff in Neshoba County, Mississippi. He talks about how CORE sent volunteers to see if the local black community knew what had happened to the three men. He describes the deaths of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman at the hands of a mob that included the sheriff’s deputy and a Baptist preacher. Farmer ends, though, with the fact that Freedom Summer was still successful in registering black voters.
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
University of Mary Washington
[Transcript] link: crmvet.org/comm/farmer/010_freedom_summer_death_of%20_volunteers.pdf
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