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– About The Campaign –

Firelight Media’s FREEDOM SUMMER NOW campaign leverages the documentary film, FREEDOM SUMMER, and the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, to increase civic participation among college-age youth, immigrants and people of color; support voting rights and GOTV efforts; and support multiracial and intergenerational coalition building.

Directed by Emmy-winning MacArthur “genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson, FREEDOM SUMMER is a two-hour film that tells the story of the summer of 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers joined with civil rights movement organizers and local blacks in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state: Mississippi. FREEDOM SUMMER premiered on the acclaimed PBS series American Experience on June 24, 2014.

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Scroll through our screening room for exclusive clips from FREEDOM SUMMER.

Upcoming Events



FREEDOM SUMMER GOTV Toolkit Screenings

National Voter Registration Day

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BAM Rose Cinemas. Brooklyn, NY
Screening and talkback with Stanley Nelson

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Film as an Organizing Tool Workshop

Facing Race: A National Conference. Dallas, TX
Firelight Media and Working Films present a workshop on using film as an organizing tool, featuring case studies of FREEDOM SUMMER and COME HELL OR HIGH WATER.

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