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Risk Everything - Summer Freedom exhibit

May 1, 2014

“Risking Everything: The Story of Freedom Summer” is the title of an exhibit and talk to be given on June 8th at 4 pm @ Bay View Historical Society.
1964’s Freedom Summer was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, when 900 northern volunteers, 120 activists, and thousands
of local Mississippi residents faced Ku Klux Klan firebombs and police shotguns to secure voting rights and challenge segregation.

Presenter Michael Edmonds, deputy director of the Library-Archives division at the Wisconsin Historical Society, designed its online archive
of 35,000 documents about Freedom Summer. He also curated a travelling exhibit and edited a book of eyewitness accounts of Freedom Summer,
both of which will be available at the talk. Edmonds will describe how America changed forever during the summer of 1964 and why one
of the nation’s premier research collections on civil rights ended up in Wisconsin.

Join us at the Beulah Brinton House – 2590 S. Superior St on Sunday, June 8th at 4 pm. This talk and exhibit are free of charge!
If you would like to schedule a visit during the following week contact susan.ballje@yahoo.com

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