freedom summer

A former national president of the League of Women Voters and a popular satellite radio host are this year's recipients of the Freedom Summer of '64 Award from Miami University.

Miami University's board of trustees has adopted a new way for the school to honor and recognize three Freedom Summer civil rights workers who lost their lives in Mississippi in 1964.

Freedom Summer: Fifty Years Later

Jun 19, 2014

11 am In the summer of 1964, students from Ohio and across the US gathered with local African Americans in Mississippi to promote black voter education and registration. The movement met with violence and tragedy, but their efforts paved the way for the passage of the Voting Rights Act. This hour we'll look back at Freedom Summer, and the current efforts of Ohio students to continue this brave legacy. Guests