Freedom Summer By the Numbers

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This year marks 50 years since Freedom Summer, when nearly 1,000 volunteers travelled throughout the southern United States to register black Americans to vote. Many stories are remembered and taught about the importance of that event in American history, but the impact of Freedom Summer can also be measured by the numbers. We broke down Freedom Summer from the amount of arrests to the number of citizens who were able to register vote with the help of data collected by The Root.

 

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