Dion T. Diamond
Former Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee activist
They poured into Mississippi a thousand strong, activists and volunteers, intent on ending racial repression through the Freedom Summer Project. The effort’s success relied on local black landowners, families who offered shelter and a degree of economic independence in the form of dirt and deeds. In part one of this two-part series, Danny Glover narrates this untold chapter of American civil rights history, chronicled through archival footage and interviews with the men and women who literally stood their ground against injustice. A discussion follows the screening featuring Dion T. Diamond, former Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee activist and Larry Rubin, former Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee Mississippi Field Secretary.