And it was a long walk. A really long walk. And, unfortunately, we are still walking that walk.
Donna Brazile, a CNN contributor and a Democratic strategist sums up the significant events focusing on segregation during this decade:
“CNN on Thursday continues its series “The Sixties,” which explores the decade of historically significant social movements, people and events. The new episode — “A Long March to Freedom” — focuses on the Freedom Summer of 1964 for a very notable reason.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer — the tumultuous period in our history when three young workers were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi while attempting to register people to vote. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner shall never be forgotten.
The three youths were civil rights workers in Mississippi who had taken their summer to help eligible citizens to register to vote, a right that state and so many others down South had denied for more than one hundred years.”
The entire article is a mandatory read to fully absorb the 60-minute episode on Thursday evening. It is well-formulated and very insightful.
The show airs on CNN on Thursday, June 26th at 9:00 PM. It is usually repeated again at 10:00 PM and additional times throughout the weekend.
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