Schenectady High School invites you to a free showing of Freedom Summer a two hour American Experience documentary fresh from the Sundance Film Festival World Premiere in 2014 – produced by Mont Pleasant High School Graduate Cyndee Readdean.
In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as the Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nations most segregated states- even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death.
There will be a full screening of the film with a post discussion with producer Cyndee Readdean on February 13th at 5:30pm in the SHS Auditorium, 1445 The Plaza, Schenectady, NY 12308. Cyndee is the daughter of Shirley Readdean a former member of the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission.
Transportation will be available – call 518-370-8167 for reservations.