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        1964 Freedom Summer: Changing the Status Quo in the Civil Rights Movement

        Learn about Ben Affleck’s mother’s involvement in Freedom Summer and her experiences as a civil rights activist in this video from Finding Your Roots. Explore how she, and other civil rights activists, risked their own lives to fight for freedom for others and challenged the racial status quo during the Civil Rights Movement. The video also describes the horrific lynching of civil rights activists Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner. 

        1964 Freedom Summer: Changing the Status Quo in the Civil Rights Movement

        Learn about Ben Affleck’s mother’s involvement in Freedom Summer and her experiences as a civil rights activist in this video from Finding Your Roots.

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