Documenting Conscience: Preserving the Stories of Iowa Civil Rights Workers

The summer of 1964 was a significant turning point in the U.S. Civil Rights movement in what would become known as the Freedom Summer. Hundreds of volunteers from across the country arrived in Mississippi to help register African Americans to vote–many for the first time. Violence, including four murders and daily beatings, haunted workers who attempted to deliver voter registration materials, hold informational meetings, and mobilize support.

As the 50-year anniversary approaches, we invite you to attend an exclusive discussion on the history of this legendary event and the actions under way to safeguard the memory of those Iowans who challenged discrimination. David McCartney, University of Iowa archivist and member of the Historical Iowa Civil Rights Network, will host the discussion


WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Melrose Meadows, 350 Dublin Drive, Iowa City (Map)
COST: Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
DEADLINE: Please register by noon on Monday, Oct. 21.

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