Freedom Summer

MONDAY, AUGUST 18
The MVCMA Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs
7:30 p.m. FREEDOM SUMMER
(The Fugees' John Forté will kick things off with a few songs and the film will immediately follow)


Journalist and author Gwen Ifill will moderate a discussion with director Stanley Nelson. The event is hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director Stanley Nelson, moderator Gwen Ifill, and musician John Forté

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director Stanley Nelson, moderator Gwen Ifill, and musician John Forté

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Reserved seating and drinks with special guests: $100
Suggested donation for general seating: $8 member / $16 general

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Dir. Stanley Nelson
Documentary | U.S.A. | 2014 | 113 min.

History was made in the summer of 1964. This stirring film by award-winning documentarian and Vineyard resident Stanley Nelson delves deep into that paramount time during which more than 700 student activists transformed the segregated state of Mississippi by registering African-American voters, creating freedom schools, and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Impressive archival footage, paired with testimonials from participants, shines light on the tremendous efforts made in the pursuit of civil rights for all.

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