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Click here to view these FREE videos from the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th YouTube channel as a teachable guide to help meet the challenges of today in Mississippi and in our nation.

Freedom 50 work sessions tackled voting rights, access to healthcare, education, and workers’ rights by looking at the past as well as engaging Civil Rights Veterans, experts, and other activists on ways to address these modern-day social justice issues.  The inter-generational assemblies highlighted best practices and developed strategies to continue to improve the lives of Mississippians and all Americans.

Be inspired by these invaluable stories from a pivotal time in U.S. history and scholarly resources for molding a more equitable future.

Chairman Hollis Watkins Awarded Honorary Degree from Tougaloo College at Spring 2015 Commencement

It's been 60 years since the lynching of Emmett Louis Till in Money, Mississippi. Today a group on the campus Tougaloo College remembers the boy who made history.

Posted by WJTV News Channel 12 on Sunday, March 22, 2015
Commemorating 60th Anniversary of the Murder of Emmett Till

Eight influential history-makers awarded at Veterans Legacy Banquet
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Jackson (MS) City Council honored VMCRM with a resolution for its outstanding commitment to service, history preservation, and youth empowerment.

On March 7, 2015, VMCRM received the Mississippi Historical Society Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award for its exemplary oral history program involving individuals who were active in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Pictured here are Dr. Stuart Rockoff, Oral History Committee Chair for the Society and Executive Director of the Mississippi Humanities Council, with Veterans Mr. Charles McLaurin and Ms. Margaret Kibbee

VMCRM Board of Directors welcomes 
Dr. Jeanne Middleton-Hairston
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Preserving our History: What to Do with our Freedom Movement Papers"
written by Bruce Hartford
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VMCRM Board of Directors welcomes 
Attorney Isaac Byrd

Movement Women: Hands on the Freedom Plow
March 29 @ 6:30pm Woodworth Chapel 
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The Role of HBCUs in Developing Structured Opportunities for Students from Low Performing Schools, April 1 @ 9am Woodworth Chapel 
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The Rose of Ruleville March 30 @ 7pm
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The Jimmie Travis Civil Rights Legacy Symposium Series presents "Movement Women: Hands on the Freedom Plow" March 29, 6:30pm at Historic Woolworth Chapel, free to the public & kicks off the 12th Annual Conference -- click image above to view larger

Tougaloo College and the VMCRM host an Evening with Professor Angela Davis, October 22 at Historic Woolworth Chapel
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On June 25, 2015, The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau presented the "Hometown Hero Award"  to Mr. Hollis Watkins and the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc., who spearheaded the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference, which took place from June 25-29, 2014, on the campus of Tougaloo College. Accepting the award is Ms. Cynthia Goodloe Palmer (5th from left), who serves as the Executive Director for the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Inc. click the image for full write-up

Angela Davis kicks off the 2015-2016 Tougaloo College Presidential Lecture Series on October 22, 2015.  Pictured are: Dr. Daphne R. Chamberlain, Dr. S. Nicole Cathey, Dr. Hollis Watkins,  Professor Angela Davis; Dr. Beverly W. Hogan, Ms. Jarmyra Davis; Ms. Cynthia Goodloe Palmer,  and Dr. Michael Williams. click image to view the event's full picture gallery, photos by Jay D. Johnson

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