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  • In 1964, Herbert Randall, Jr., a black photographer from New York, traveled with four white activists to take part in the Freedom Summer, a campaign that brought over 1,000 volunteers to work in black communities in Mississippi.

    The trip South was dangerous, and integrated groups were especially vulnerable to violence and police harassment.

  • Visit PBS Black Culture Connection to read more stories about civil rights photographers and the images that changed the world.

    Words and photographs by Herbert Randall, Jr. (From The McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi), except the images of the automobile and the map

    Produced by Mirissa Neff

    Music by Caldwell Bracey (“You scolded me and drove me from your door”)

    Share your own story of standing up for something you believe in.

    (A partnership with the Center for Digital Storytelling).

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