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American Radio Works Oh Freedom Over Me
February 2001

In the summer of 1964, about a thousand young Americans, black and white, came together in Mississippi for a peaceful assault on racism.

"They had to be prepared to go to jail, they had to be prepared to be beaten, and they had to be prepared to be killed," says Freedom Summer veteran Hollis Watkins.

It came to be known as Freedom Summer, one of the most remarkable chapters in the Southern Civil Rights movement.

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