The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its first lecture of the year on Thursday, April 19 featuring speaker Pat Thomas. Titled “Freedom Summer and the Struggle for First Class Citizenship,” the lecture will address voting rights for disenfranchised African-Americans and the Civil Rights Movement.
During the summer of 1964, Thomas worked to help secure voting rights for disenfranchised African-Americans in the State of Mississippi. This project is now known as Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, which helped push Congress towards the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Reservations are required due to limited seating. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (615)794-0903. The lecture will last approximately 45 minutes and will be followed by a Q&A. For more information about this lecture series, visit www.boft.org.