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JUN 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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50 years ago, 'Freedom Summer' changed South, US

During what became known as "Freedom Summer," hundreds of volunteers— mostly Northern white college students and others, including Aviva Futorian, a young history teacher — descended on the state to focus national attention on the indignities and horrors of segregation. Fifty years later, Freedom Summer stands out as a watershed moment in the long, often bloody drive for civil rights. [...] it was that a 16-year-old black factory worker's son from Mississippi and the 26-year-old daughter of a Jewish furniture mogul from Chicago's affluent suburbs bonded over bologna and tomato sandwiches ... Read More

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