Corey McKinney, 18, explains his brutally honest personality as “a blessing and a curse.” He is a high school graduate of Copiah Academy and will be attending Northwest Community College in Senatobia in the fall. McKinney’s vast interest in sports has sparked his career goal of sports broadcasting. McKinney feels that Freedom Summer is completely different than anything he has covered before. “Not many people know about the violence that went on during Freedom Summer,” he said. He believes that it is important for young people to know about these significant events.