“Freedom Summer" film, talk feature Conn alumna's 1964 civil rights efforts

Karin Kunstler Goldman ’65 will talk about her personal experience as a civil rights activist during the Freedom Summer of 1964 in Mississippi. Her talk on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Ernst Common Room in Blaustein Humanities Center follows the Tuesday evening screening of “Freedom Summer,” a documentary that explores the major events of that summer.  

“Freedom Summer,” will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 27, in New London Hall, Room 101, first floor, beginning at 7 pm. Karin Kunstler Goldman appears in the film. The film screening and talk are free and open to the public.

“Freedom Summer” documents the nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi's segregated political system in 1964. Goldman, who was a Connecticut College student in 1964, joined more than 700 volunteers from around the country to work with organizers and local Mississippi residents in an effort to register as many African American voters as possible.

On campus, Goldman organized the first intercollegiate civil rights conference, an achievement for which then College President Charles Shain nominated her as a College Scholar.

The events are sponsored by the offices of the Dean of the College and the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion at Connecticut College. For more information, call 860-439-2035 or email lemcc@conncoll.edu.


October 23, 2015