10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America

Season 1 Episode 9

Freedom Summer

Aired Unknown Apr 13, 2006 on The History Channel
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Freedom Summer
The murders of three civil rights workers, part of the Freedom Summer Project, on June 21, 1964 by members of the Ku Klux Klan, spurred Congress to pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which made it easier for minorities and poor people to vote. The law would be signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 06, 1965.moreless

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