What did Freedom Summer try to accomplish?

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Apr 4, 2017

It was aimed at enabling Blacks to votes


In 1964, the Freedom summer was organized so as to have as many Blacks as possible registered to vote in Mississippi.

The project was organized by the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a coalition of the Mississippi branches of the four major civil rights organizations (SNCC, CORE, NAACP and SCLC). Most of the impetus, leadership, and financing for the Summer Project came from the SNCC. Robert Parris Moses (Bob Moses), SNCC field secretary and co-director of COFO, directed the summer project.

Source: Clayborne Carson, In Struggle (Harvard University Press, 1981), p. 114.