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Long, Hot Summer ‘64; Program Nine


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Long, Hot Summer ‘64
Program Nine
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Series Description

Radio. "Series of weekly programs focusing on the summer's civil rights struggle" Series release date: 1964

Program Description

Series description: Radio. "Series of weekly programs focusing on the summer's civil rights struggle"

Program focuses on recent events in Mississippi.

Ted Mascott reports on the FBI announcement that two of the three COFO workers have been found dead. Mascott then reads letter to the editor in the Mississippi newspaper The Clarion Ledger regarding the disappeared workers.

Ted Mascott interviews, by phone, Jeff Cowan, student COFO worker in Batesville, MS. Cowan reports at length about recent voter meetings and other COFO activities; the recent conventions of the Freedom Democratic Party(FDP); and explains in detail what the FDP is about.



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Broadcast program

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News Report
Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Long, Hot Summer ‘64; Program Nine,” 08/06/1964, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E43162CA84ED4CBABBE4F641B9DFB745.
MLA: “Long, Hot Summer ‘64; Program Nine.” 08/06/1964. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E43162CA84ED4CBABBE4F641B9DFB745>.
APA: Long, Hot Summer ‘64; Program Nine. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_E43162CA84ED4CBABBE4F641B9DFB745
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