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Join us for a wine-and-cheese reception, followed by a screening of the documentary Freedom Summer and a brief panel discussion.
Emmy Award-winning director Stanley Nelson examines an often overlooked but essential chapter in the Civil Rights Movement: the 1964 interracial Freedom Summer campaign, where hundreds of volunteers faced death threats and intimidation to register African-American voters in a heavily segregated Mississippi. Weaving together stunning archival footage and first-hand testimonials of key players during the movement, this film is a timely reflection on the fight for voting rights and the courageous people who stood up for equality.
• Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Direct-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
• Stanley Nelson, Filmmaker
• Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Freedom Summer activist
Philanthropy New York members and their guests.
5:30 - 6:30 PM Opening Reception 6:30 – 8:00 PM Screening 8:00 – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion