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Stand Up! Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964In 1964, Freedom Summer made Mississippi the central battleground of the Civil Rights Movement. Hundreds of northern students, most of them white, joined black Mississippians to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools, and promote civil rights. Throughout the summer, project staff endured threats, arrests, beatings, bombings, and murder.

“Stand Up” looks at the events of that memorable and violent summer. It is accompanied by an original film incorporating historic film footage taken during the summer of 1954 as well as Educating for Democracy, a collection of primary source documents related to Freedom Summer. The companion exhibit “Murder in Neshoba” examines the disappearance and murder of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County.

“Stand Up!” : Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 was sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. For more information about this exhibit or the traveling exhibits program, contact the Department of Archives and History at 601-576-6997.

“Stand Up!” : Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 Exhibit Specifications

Seventeen (17) panels:

36” (h) x 24” (w) x 1.25” (d), for panels # 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16

24” (h) x 36” (w) x 1.25” (d), for panels # 4, 8, 9, 10, 14

33” (h) x 24” (w) x 1.25” (d), for panel #5

Photo panels include metal frames and hanging wire
Two (2) Shipping Crates
Crate Size: 150 lbs. 28” (l) x 28.5” (w) x 39.75” (h) and 150 lbs. 28” (l) x 28.5” (w) x 39.75” (h)

“Murder in Neshoba” A Complimentary Exhibit to “Stand Up!” Exhibit Specifications

Fifteen (15) panels:

36” (h) x 24” (w) x 1.25” (d), for panels # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14

24” (h) x 36” (w) x 1.25” (d), for panels # 12, 15

Photo panels include metal frames and hanging wire
One (1) Shipping Crate
Crate Size: 200 lbs. 28” (l) x 38.5” (w) x 39.75” (h)

Traveling Exhibit Lending Policies and Procedures
Opening Report
Closing Report

To learn more about the Traveling Exhibit Lending Policies and Procedures, the content of specific exhibits, or to book an exhibit, please contact:

Outreach Programs Coordinator
Museum Division, MDAH
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571
Phone: 601-576-6997
outreachprograms@mdah.state.ms.us