The civil rights movement was one of the most pivotal events in U.S. history. Today we think of the key leaders, mass demonstrations, and watershed legislation that have become synonymous with this movement. Often forgotten are the everyday people who were on the front lines of the fight for justice and equality, working for change in their home communities.

The scholars in this video were interviewed for the Choices Program curriculum, "Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi". For more information, visit: choices.edu/civilrights

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