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Maryville Talks Books – Bruce Watson (Freedom Summer)

November 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free
Freedom Summer | author Bruce Watson

Held in conjunction with the Maryville Reads program
In 1964, 700 college students volunteered to spend summer in America’s poorest state, Mississippi. Less than seven percent of blacks there could vote. Black schools were separate and far from equal. Cops routinely beat Civil Rights marchers, and vigilante violence was rampant. Freedom Summer would change all that, but at a tremendous cost. Freedom Summer ultimately inspired the Voting Rights Act, and the volunteers went on to spearhead the anti-war movement, the women’s movement, and other protests of the 1960s. Learn about this momentous summer during a talk by author Bruce Watson.

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Date:
November 16, 2016
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Maryville University Auditorium
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141 United States
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Phone:
(314) 529-9300

Organizer

Development and Alumni Relations
Phone:
314.529.9584
Email:
alumni@maryville.edu