Audio and driving tour

Freedom Summer was a 1964 voter registration program that brought thousands of volunteers to the Deep South in 1964.

The effort was met with organized violence, including the Mississippi Burning murders of James Chaney of nearby Meridian, Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, both of New York.

The apex of Freedom Summer activities were in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, home to the University of Southern Mississippi.

Download a map and brochure of the city’s 1964 Freedom Summer Trail, to visit to key sites from that pivotal time, including a driving and audio tour.



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