Political Science Freedom Summer Report

Political Science Freedom Summer Report

Freedom Summer

PLEASE NOTE: This film contains inflammatory language (derogatory and offensive terms in referring to African Americans, explicit sexual references, and descriptions of violence).

Watch the two-hour PBS American Experience film, Freedom Summer, using the link provided below. After watching the video, write a brief report. The report should contain three separate sections that address all the points in each set of questions. Notice the expected word count for each section (exceeding the word count will not negatively affect your grade, but please try to stay within the range).

1. What was the Mississippi Summer Project (Freedom Summer)? What organization was responsible for creating it, who took part, and what policy goals did it have? Describe the political practices in Mississippi that the movement wanted to change. (approximately 150-200 words)

2. What activities were used in Freedom Summer to achieve its objectives? Indicate the various ways these activities were received by local authorities. In other words, what actions did the whites holding power take in response? (approximately 150-200 words)

3. What is the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party? What was it attempting to accomplish? How successful was it in achieving its goals? (approximately 150-200 words)

Be careful not to plagiarize. If you want to quote directly from the video, do so using quotation marks. But try to do this sparingly and simply use your own words in addressing the questions.

In your writing, use an analytical tone that is free of your personal opinions. In other words, try to answer the questions in a straightforward and objective manner.

When you are done, save the document as a Word file.

Link to the video:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/…