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        Social Injustice Motivates Midwestern Freedom Summer Volunteers | Iowans Return to Freedom Summer

        In late 1963, organizers of the Freedom Summer began recruiting on college campuses for volunteers to help with voter registration efforts and community work in towns throughout racially segregated Mississippi. Students were motivated by the scenes playing out on the nightly news, in the press and by national authors who were bringing attention to civil rights issues. In this video segment from Iowans Return to Freedom Summer, Marcia Moore, Patti Miller, and Marvin Gatch recall their motivations for volunteering to travel to Mississippi in the summer of 1964.

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