During the summer 1964, hundreds of people, including many college students, came to Mississippi to help the state's African Americans fight for their right to register and vote. The social movement they launched shaped the world we live in today. Among those participants in this momentous event were Peggy Jean Connor, an activist in the Civil Rights movement; Anthony Harris, who was 11 at the time; and Jeanette Smith, whose family housed many civil rights workers that summer. These are their stories. Also present that summer was Herbert Randall, a photographer who documented the activities in Hattiesburg. These are his pictures.
Video for this story was shot by Emalie Cormier, William Lowery, Jordan Marshall and Corey McKinney; editing was done by Peter Chen.