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Freedom Summer
2014 marked the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the voter-registration movement that ignited racial tension across the South, and which forms the centerpiece of my debut historical novel, The FOG MACHINE, a semifinalist for the Faulkner-Wisdom Award.
 

Read Into the Circle: Reflections on 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer Commemorative Events in MS (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4) on the Andrew Goodman Foundation blog Spark + Flame.

AGF President David Goodman calls The FOG MACHINE a must read for those who want to really understand the granularity of racism even amongst well intentioned people.”


PHOTO COURTESY THE ANDREW GOODMAN FOUNDATION


Capturing the history of Freedom Summer in 1964 Mississippi, lest we forget or never even know it…

Class meeting outside Meridian Baptist Seminary building,
 home of the Meridian Freedom School in 1964

Empty lot that once held the Meridian Baptist Seminary,
 burned and razed in 2007

Please click on an image above to view a larger version

Photo Resources
 

David Goodman accepts the Medal of Freedom from President Obama on behalf of his brother Andrew in November 2014. http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/slain-youth-receive-medal-of-freedom/article_f2a6c00c-f04b-5120-86ba-170bed1c6949.html

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Photos of abandoned Meridian Baptist Seminary and stone marker thanking Freedom Summer teachers taken June 2007 by Roberta Follett

“Fire Guts Old Seminary,” Tuesday, 9/18/07 Meridian Star


 


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