Confronting Challenges in the Field is a clip from the film, Freedom Summer.
Directed by Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple) and presented by the acclaimed PBS series American Experience, Freedom Summer is a two-hour documentary film that tells the story of the summer of 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers joined with civil rights movement organizers and local blacks in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state: Mississippi. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was called “cinematic lightening” by The Progressive Magazine. The film will air on June 24 at 9pm ET / 8pm CT on the PBS series, American Experience.
The FREEDOM SUMMER GOTV Toolkit is a free resource designed specifically for organizations that recruit or train volunteers for canvassing, GOTV and voter education work in communities across the country.
The FREEDOM SUMMER GOTV Toolkit is produced by Firelight Media with the support from Carnegie Corporation of New York.