< Freedom Summer 2006: Introducing Freedom Summer 2006

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Introducing Freedom Summer 2006

Brave people fought - and some died - to bring civil rights in the Freedom Summer of 1963. We need a new Freedom Summer today, a Freedom Summer that will protect our most precious rights - our rights of speech, of privacy, of assembly, and to choose our leaders in free and fair elections.

We need a Freedom Summer for all Americans - for, as was observed in 1963, when one of us is not free then none of us is truly free.

The heroes of 1964 were guided and inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. We begin with the same words: