In the era of Black Lives Matter, when a spirit of confronting our long history of racial prejudice and economic inequality is spreading, the death of Congressman John Lewis reminds us that the struggle for civil rights goes back a long way. 1964 was the year of Mississippi Freedom Summer, a campaign that saw 800 mostly white college students descend upon Mississippi at great risk to set up Freedom Schools and support voter registration. In a program special, Cafe con Leche presents Nan Rubin's interview with Jim Kates, a participant in Mississippi Freedom Summer and partner in Zephyr Press with Leora Zeitlin, on the 50th anniversary edition of Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer . KTAL Radio, Cafe con Leche, Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. and midnight.
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