The Anniversary Of 'Freedom Summer'50 years ago, activists took to the streets of Mississippi to open the polls to African-Americans and end white supremacy in the state. All summer, we'll be telling stories about the reverberations from that time.
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.
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates and supporters stage a demonstration on the boardwalk in front of the Atlantic City Convention Center in 1964.
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