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The Freedom Summer: Stop the bleeding, or take the photograph? by Mirissa Neff
 

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  • The Freedom Summer was a 1964 campaign that brought over 1,000 volunteers, mainly whites from the North, to work with Southern activists in Mississippi's African American communities.


    On the morning of July 10, 1964, Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld of Cleveland, Ohio, and two other volunteers were attacked by white Mississippians who were angered by their efforts.
  • Herbert Randall, Jr.'s photographs of the rabbi after the attack were featured on the front pages of newspapers all over the country.
  • 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)
    Produced by Mirissa Neff

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