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HomeIn the PressHill Opinion Column: Roger House Says Florida Needs a Voter Registration ‘Freedom Summer’

Hill Opinion Column: Roger House Says Florida Needs a Voter Registration ‘Freedom Summer’

Roger House, an associate professor in American Studies, writes in a Hill opinion column that college students should enact a “Florida Summer Project,” similar to action in 1964 in Mississippi, and help register about 1.4 million former prisoners whose voting rights have been restored in thee state of Florida.

Students may be in a unique position to supplement the efforts of under-resourced organizations and help advance the voter registration project. Such activity is in the tradition of college student activism: The Mississippi Summer Project was sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) between June and August of 1964.

Read the opinion piece here.