BOFT Lecture Series: Freedom Summer and the Struggle for First-Class Citizenship

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Presented by Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton, Franklin TN

Apr 19
BOFT Lecture Series: Freedom Summer and the Struggle for First-Class Citizenship

Lecturer Pat Thomas was a volunteering student for Freedom Summer in 1864. Come hear about his experiences as well as the importance of citizenship.

Freedom Summer and the Struggle for First-Class Citizenship will take place at The Fleming Center at Carnton, located at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle.

During the summer of 1964, Pat Thomas worked to help secure voting rights for disenfranchised African-Americans in the State of Mississippi. This project is now known as Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, which helped push Congress towards the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

“Freedom Summer and the Struggle for First-Class Citizenship” will take place at The Fleming Center at Carnton, located at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle. The event begins at 6 pm and is free and open to the public.

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

Reservations are required due to limited seating. Contact Jayde Smith at jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by Q&A.

Contact: (615) 794-0903

Email: jayde@boft.org

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Additional time info:

Lecture will be about 45 mins and a 15-30 mins Q&A session will follow.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Carnton

1345 Eastern Flank Circle, Franklin, TN 37064

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