Photo of John Lewis.

John Lewis

In August of 1963, while Steve Schapiro was on assignment in Mississippi for Life magazine photographing Civil Rights Movement leaders, including Fannie Lou Hamer and […]

Photo of Woman and Flag. She stands off center in the foreground while a podium and American flag stand and hang in the background.

Woman and Flag

The Freedom Summer movement encompassed the entire state of Mississippi, and by July of 1964, hundreds of students were working at their respective posts. While […]

Photo of Bob Moses.

Bob Moses

Robert “Bob” Moses joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. In 1964, he became co-director of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a […]

Photo of We Shall Overcome. Six protesters stand side-by-side, holding hands, and singing together.

We Shall Overcome

Training for Freedom Summer began in Oxford, OH, on June 13, 1964, on the campus of the Western College for Women. After dinner, volunteers would […]