Author of the Month Susan Goldman Rubin

On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed of the Civil Rights act, making segregation, the practice of having separate facilities, such as bathrooms or drinking fountains, for African Americans, illegal. During that same summer, white college students from across the United States traveled to Mississippi to register African American voters and set up schools to educate the people about their rights. In Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, Susan Goldman Rubin delves into the events of that summer, including the voters registration campaign, the creation of the Freedom Schools and the tragic murders of three of the Freedom workers.

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