Date & Time: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00am to 9:00pm
Location(s): 
Central Library
201 W Mifflin St
Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Historical Society is showcasing a special Civil Rights exhibit for students, displayed in Central Library's Madison Room (third floor) - Monday, May 18 - Thursday, May 28.

The exhibit - containing photos, narrative text, and facsimilies of historical documents - tells the story of 1964 Freedom Summer Project, when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) challenged segregation in the state of Mississippi and, joined by more than 60,000 black Mississippians who risked everything to join them, attempted to establish a new political party.

These panels complement the book Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader, edited by Michael Edmonds from materials collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

For more information about the 1964 Freedom Summer Project, check out the Historical Society's archive page.

Event Cost: Free
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Sponsoring Organization(s): Wisconsin Historical Society
Pre-Registration?: No
American Sign Language (ASL) Provided?: No