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Fordham Law Advocates for Voter Rights Present: THE FIGHT TO VOTE: 1964
Start Date: 4/3/2017Start Time: 5:00 PM
End Date: 4/3/2017End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:

Event 1: Screening of Freedom Summer Documentary

Monday, April 03 // 5:00PM // #4-07

 In May of 1964, the historic Civil Rights Act was under attack by segregationists in Congress. In a school paper, Andrew Goodman wrote, “the Senators could not persist in this polite debate over the future dignity of a human race if the white Northerners were not so shockingly apathetic.” Within days of writing those words, Andrew asked for his parents’ permission to join Freedom Summer, a voter registration project aimed at registering African-Americans to vote in Mississippi.

On Andy’s first day, he and two other civil rights workers, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. The story of these three young men struck a public chord that galvanized support for the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

 

Join the Fordham Law Advocates for Voter Rights (FLAVR) for a screening of the PBS documentary Freedom Summer. The following week, we will host Andrew’s brother, David Goodman, for a conversation about the events of 1964.

Location Information:
Lincoln Center Campus - Fordham University School of Law  (View Map)
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
New York
Phone: 212-636-6000
Room: 4-07

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