Freedom Summer Discussion Questions

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1.Describe race relations in Mississippi in 1963.

2.How did the week's training in Ohio serve to prepare those who volunteered for the Freedom Summer campaign?

3.How did the history of race relations in Mississippi shape expectations for Freedom Summer?

4.Describe the varying experiences that made up the first day of Freedom Summer.

5.Describe the reactions to the disappearance of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman.

6.To what extent had circumstances changed in Mississippi after two weeks of Freedom Summer?

7.What toll had weeks of threats and violence taken by mid-July 1964?

8.Why in freedom summer they suggest that July 16, 1964, was the day the 1960s really began?

9.Describe the "midcourse correction" which "shifted Freedom Summer into high gear" in July 1964.

10.Describe the reactions to the discovery of the corpses of Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman.

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