Risking Everything

The Freedom Summer project was “an effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system. Northern volunteers and black Mississippians risked their lives to overturn racist institutions” according to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s page. I would suggest clicking About to learn more information on this exhibit and how the education goals they had for the students the exhibit was designed for.

It’s very cool to see how primary source materials can be turned into such a wonderful educational resource. You’ll arrive to the site on the section Exhibit. All you have to do is scroll down the page to see what was on each banner.

I’ve already talked about the About page, but you should also check out the Photos section to see photographs from the events that hosted the exhibit and the For Teachers section offers free lesson plans.

Go check it out for yourself today!



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