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This year marks 50 years since Freedom Summer, when nearly 1,000 volunteers travelled throughout the Southern United States to register black Americans to vote. Many things are remembered and taught about that event in civil rights history but the impact of Freedom Summer can also be measured by the numbers. The Root broke down Freedom Summer from the number of arrests to the number of citizens who were able to register vote. Check it out.


Freedom Summer By the Numbers was originally published on newsone.com

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