Firelight Launches “Freedom Summer Now”
Three months after the television broadcast premiere on the acclaimed PBS series, American Experience, FREEDOM SUMMER is still making its mark on communities across the country inspiring activists from Ferguson to Paris to make radical change in their communities. In recognition of National Voter Registration Day today we are thrilled to announce the launch of our new “Freedom Summer Now” campaign site. This site is your one-stop destination for upcoming screenings, free resources (including the Freedom Summer Get-Out-The-Vote Toolkit) and our blog.
The film has amassed over 1,000 followers on Facebook and screened for thousands of people from Jackson, Mississippi and Martha’s Vineyard; to Paris and Rio de Janeiro. And so, if nothing else, these past nine months have convinced us that the story of Freedom Summer has the power to not only motivate new voters, but to inspire young people to make radical change in their communities. And we’re just getting started!
As we say at Firelight, watch history, then make your own!