1. Jessie Divens Nicholas tells about the event that led to the Burglund High School Walkout in 1961. She talks about being forced to go to school in Jackson. She also gives account of Freedom Summer (1964). She calls it, "The Summer dedicated to education among other things."

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  2. Thomas Harris describes the bombing of the Burglund Supermarket as the pre-cusor to the climax of Freedom Summer. He talks about how people came and stood together. He also talks about Black leaders during this time such as Nathaniel Lewis and C.C. Bryant.

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  3. Deweese gives his perspective on the murders of the civil rights workers, feeling that they were "acts of terrorism" very similar to those that America were fighting abroad against. Also, he discusses the three civil rights workers as heroes. 04/05/04.

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  4. Cox remembers she and her family’s reactions to the civil rights workers. She explains her mother’s stance on her children’s interactions with the civil rights workers out of fear of losing her job. 04/05.04.

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  5. Charles discusses the newspaper’s role during Freedom Summer. Dunagin describes how the moderate political stance of the editor at the time lead the Enterprise Journal to report fairly on issues from both sides of the civil rights movement, uncommon for newspapers at the time. 01/17/05.

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