Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Leverett Library-75 Montague Road
Bruce Watson will speak & read from his new book, Freedom Summer" In the summer of 1964, 700 college students (including 1 from Leverett) poured into â€œthe closed societyâ€� of Mississippi to spend the summer. â€œFreedom Summer,â€� they called it. Bruce Watsonâ€™s Freedom Summer is the first full account of this turning point in the Civil Rights movement. Freedom Summer is the story of a single season, a summer so radically different, so idealistic, so savage, so daring that it redefined freedom in America. A resident of Leverett, Bruce Watson is the author of several previous books including Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgmentof Mankind. "