Freedom Summer 55 Conference

This conference, exploring the local history of Freedom Summer in 1964, and also current lessons and ideas to continue to address voting rights and social inequalities, was held in November 2019 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati. [Read the October 2019 Miami press release Freedom Summer –Then, Now and the Future.]

The following video features historic footage of Freedom Summer and reflections by those who were there, as well as conference participants' thoughts on Freedom Summer's impact on them.