Freedom Summer 2024

This summer the Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. Center for Racial Justice at Simmons College of Kentucky will be commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, a 1964 voter registration

drive aimed at increasing the number

of registered Black voters in Mississippi.

The campaign was led by Black American organizers including Bob Moses, Fannie Lou Hamer, Victoria Gray Adams, Aaron Henry and more. Over 1,000 mostly white volunteers joined Black Americans in Mississippi to fight against voter intimidation and discrimination at the polls.

The 2024 LOUISVILLE FREEDOM SUMMER is encouraging Louisvillians to get politically involved by attending free political education classes, promoting voter registration, and volunteering with local organizations.

Images from the initial 2024 Louisville Freedom Summer Planning Meeting

If your organization offers services and needs volunteers,

fill out our partner form HERE.

If your organization offers volunteers and needs services, fill out our partner form HERE.

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