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Davee Library exhibit displays Freedom Summer project

March 11, 2015

“Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students” documents the 1964 Freedom Summer project, when Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) workers and volunteers went to Mississippi to challenge segregation.

They attempted to register voters, teach in “freedom schools,” and establish a new political party. More than 60,000 black Mississippians risked everything to join them.

View the 16-panel exhibit on the main floor of the UW-River Falls Davee Library, until April 8, and at the River Falls Public Library over UWRF’s spring break.

While you are over in the Davee Library, stop down on the lower level and view two addition window displays on the Freedom Summer and some of the things that were happening in Wisconsin.