President Lyndon B. Johnson reaches to shake hands with Martin Luther King Jr. after presenting the civil rights leader with one of the 72 pens used to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964. AP hide caption

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Murdered Voting Advocate's Brother Wants Protections Back
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Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates and supporters stage a demonstration on the boardwalk in front of the Atlantic City Convention Center in 1964. Courtesy of George Ballis/Take Stock hide caption

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'Freedom Summer' And 'The Watsons': Powerful TV About A Civil Rights Journey
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Freedom Summer activists sing before leaving training sessions at Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio, for Mississippi in June 1964. Ted Polumbaum Collection/Newseum hide caption

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50 Years Ago, Freedom Summer Began By Training For Battle
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A new exhibit at the Mississippi state archives includes photographs, excerpts from journals and film clips documenting 1964's Freedom Summer. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Mississippi Marks 50 Years Since History-Changing 'Freedom Summer'
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