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Freedom on My Mind.

Revisits the Mississippi freedom movement in the early1960s when a handful of idealistic young activists believed they could change history -- and did. In 1964, organizers of the voter registration drive, fearing for their lives and hoping to attract the nation and federal government to their plight, recruited 1,000 mostly white college students from around the country to join them for Freedom Summer. Three students were murdered but the drive succeeded in signing up 80,000 members, mostly poverty-stricken sharecroppers, maids and day-laborers who confronted jail, beatings and even murder for the right to vote. Produced and directed by Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford. 1994. 110 min.
Awards
CINE Competition - Golden Eagle International Documentary Association Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Documentaryweb web sites: Description from California Newsreel catalog