n the midst of a sweltering Mississippi summer, hundreds of passionate and
intrepid young activists, many who were white Northern college students,
made history by catapulting the Civil Rights movement into the national
spotlight during what is now known as Freedom Summer.
Patti Miller, one of those participants in the Freedom Summer project
of 1964, arrived in Meridian, Miss. just as the bodies of three civil
rights workers were found, slain by members of the Ku Klux Klan a month
earlier. After that life-changing summer and graduation from college,
she went on to work with Dr. Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Chicago as part of the Project to End
ow Patti is Keeping History Alive with her dynamic, inspiring presentations of her unique and personal story. In an era when freedom and individual rights and opportunities are still unrealized for many, Patti's story is relevant to young and old alike. Her presentation challenges us all to take action today to create a more just and diversified society, while creating the history of tomorrow.
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