Free Freedom Summer Fri, Sat, Sun

To honor the work that has been done at Mizzou this fall, and to recognize the work that still needs to happen, we're offering three free community screenings of Freedom Summer (2014) this weekend, a documentary by Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution). Nelson's powerful documentary looks back at the summer of 1964, when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organized hundreds of student activists to take segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Friday's 3pm screening is open to high-school students, parents and teachers. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday's 1:30 screenings are free and available to everyone. The box office will open at 12:30 on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. Discussion to follow Friday and Saturday's screening.