Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Celebration
The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer. This program introduces educators to materials that investigate how community organizing, Jewish values, and moral conviction influenced the lives of Jewish Freedom Summer activists. During the session, Etta King, JWA’s Education Program Manager, models activities that you can use to teach your students about courage, activism, and Jewish identity using the Living the Legacy curriculum.
View the recording to hear historical background on Jewish volunteers during 1964 Freedom Summer and to watch model activities.
Session Materials and Handouts
- PowerPoint Presentation
- Chat Log
- Lino Board: Responses from the concluding letter writing activity, “Voices of Freedom Summer”
- Lesson Plan: Community Organizing 1: Freedom Summer from Living the Legacy: A Jewish Social Justice Education Project
- Freedom Summer: Introductory essay
- Document Studies
Related Resources from the Jewish Women’s Archive
- Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement
- Civil Rights Oral Histories on JWA's YouTube Channel
- Go & Learn Lesson about Jews, Music, and Civil Rights
Freedom Summer elsewhere on the web
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Celebration." (Viewed on May 6, 2015) <http://jwa.org/teach/profdev/webinars/freedom2013>.