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50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During ‘Freedom Summer’

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AFRICANGLOBE - This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a movement to open the polls to Blacks in Mississippi and end White supremacy in the state.

Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement

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AFRICANGLOBE - Before he became famous for calling on Black power for Black people, Stokely Carmichael was better known as a rising young community organizer in the civil rights movement. The tall, handsome philosophy major from Howard University spent summers in the South, working with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, known as SNCC, to get African-Americans in Alabama and Mississippi registered to vote in the face of tremendous, often violent resistance from segregationists.
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