KUNM

Reflecting On The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, Loving Chican@ Identity

Oct 2, 2014

Credit Generation Justice

Sun. 10/5, 7p: In 1964, more than 700 students from around the country joined organizers and locals in Mississippi to demand rights for black voters. Fifty years later, hundreds gathered to recognize the accomplishments of #FreedomSummer and to talk about ways to continue to build on the lessons of 1964. GJ COIN Intern, Cecy Frescas, attended the celebration and gathered stories and reflection from attendees. Lucia Martinez, also a GJ COIN intern, explores Chican@ identity through a collection of local voices that share how they love their Chican@ identity and what it means to them.