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Down in Mississippi takes place during the Freedom Summer campaign to register African-Americans to vote in the dangerous, segregated world of Mississippi in 1964. It explores the transformative experiences of three young civil rights activists who leave their safe northern homes in an attempt to change the world; only to discover they must first change themselves. This moving and insightful piece by Carlyle Brown is a celebration of a movement that gave birth to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.