Freedom Summer Project
This project was created by the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to bring volunteers to Mississippi in the summer of 1964 to organize voter registration drives, run Freedom Schools for African-American children, and build the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. The violence that the Summer Project volunteers faced attracted media and government attention to the civil rights movement.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Freedom Summer Project." (Viewed on August 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/feminism/glossary/fsp>.