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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.

Session Recording

View the recording to hear historical background on Jewish volunteers during 1964 Freedom Summer and to watch model activities.

Session Materials and Handouts

Lesson Links

Related Resources from the Jewish Women’s Archive

Freedom Summer elsewhere on the web

Heather Booth and Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964
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Heather Booth playing guitar for Fannie Lou Hamer and others during the Freedom Summer Project in Mississippi, 1964.
Courtesy of Wallace Roberts.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Celebration." (Viewed on January 16, 2018) <>.


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