Creative Resistance: A Study of the Free Southern Theater

July 15, 2014 6:58 PM

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Creative Resistance: A Study of the Free Southern Theater

As the country marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the landmark voting rights initiative that took place throughout the state of Mississippi in 1964, it's important to note the key but often overlooked role the arts and culture community played in the social change of that era.

That summer, which fundamentally changed the shape of American democracy, was organized by the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a coalition of the Mississippi branches of the major civil rights organizations -- the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Eq...

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