Part 1: Introduction Recently the Presbyterian News Service sent out my article “BEYOND MISSISSIPPI BURNING: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Mississippi Summer Freedom Project.” A recollection of my experiences as a minister volunteer during that hot August in 1964, while writing it I kept shortening, or eliminating entirely, some meaningful events and persons …
The powerful documentary, “Freedom Summer,” should be seen by every American who cares about civil rights. Click the movie’s title to read my entire review.
The story of NAACP’s Medgar Evers civil rights work in Mississippi & his murder in 1963 is powerfully depicted.
A black Mississippi faher tries to revent his eager son from participating in SNCC-led Civil Rights freedom demonstrations in the early 1960s.
A Vietnam War vet father teaches his children tolerance and nonviolence, whereas at first the children engage in a war over a tree house, but come around.