The New Black Freedom Summer Tour, curated by Spectrum Queer Media, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer, when student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and African-Americans living in Mississippi to support freedom schools and voter registration activities. The multi-city public education and engagement campaign will bring the award-winning documentary The New Black to communities around the country, and include workshops, plenaries, and discussion panels featuring local and community faith leaders, LGBT activists and members of The New Black team. The tour kicks off April 2014, with stops in Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta and a dozen other cities, before arriving at its final destination – the official commemoration of Freedom Summer in Jackson, Mississippi – on June 28, 2014. To find out more – about the documentary The New Black, the historical and contemporary importance of Freedom Summer, or how to attend or support the tour – please review the FAQ and Sponsor Packet below, which include contact information for the film team and tour organizers.

Freedom Summer Tour FAQ (PDF)


The New Black

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. Continue Reading

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