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        Freedom House Bombed in Canton Mississippi | Iowans Return to Freedom Summer

        In the early fall of 1964 a house being used by Freedom Summer volunteers was bombed in Canton, Mississippi.  A dynamite bomb was placed under the house and exploded. In this video segment from Iowans Return to Freedom Summer, Shel Stromquist describes this and other threats of violence he experienced or observed while helping citizens of rural Mississippi register to vote during the summer of 1964. 

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