Regular Registration: May 1, 2014 through June 16, 2014 (Extended)
(REGISTRATION EXCLUDES ALL MEALS) Tickets for Meals are additional and available via the registration site. EXCEPTION: The purchase of a Legacy Banquet ticket includes dinner.
In the summer of 1964, hundreds of civil rights workers and summer volunteers from across America convened in Mississippi to put an end to the system of rigid segregation. The civil rights workers and the summer volunteers successfully challenged the denial by the state of Mississippi to keep Blacks from voting, getting a decent education, and holding elected offices.
As a result of the Freedom Summer of 1964, some of the barriers to voting have been eliminated and Mississippi has close to 1000 Black state and local elected officials. In fact, Mississippi has more Black elected officials than any other state in the union. While the Freedom Summer of 1964 made profound changes in the state of Mississippi and the country, much remains to be accomplished.
Therefore, the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference will convene in Jackson, Mississippi; both to recognize the accomplishments of those who worked for changes to politically segregated Mississippi and to discuss how to continue to move Mississippi towards reaching its full potential for all of its citizens.
To purchase tickets via mail, please CLICK HERE to download the registration form.