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Fighting For Voting Rights: Freedom Summer

Student civil rights activists join hands and sing as they prepare to leave Ohio to register black voters in Mississippi. The 1964 voter registration campaign was known as Freedom Summer. (Photo: Ted Polumbaum/Newseum)

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(AURN) -- In the summer of 1964, workers gathered to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote and now in 2014, officials are still fighting for voting rights.  This month marks the 50th anniversary of a major civil rights event.

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