An intimate cross-generational conversation with activists and organizers around mobilizing communities and activism as considered through the lens of the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project and illustrated by excerpts of the award-winning documentary Freedom Summer. Hosted by Eddie Conway and featuring Charlie Cobb and Cristina Duncan Evans.
Eddie Conway is an Executive Producer of The Real News Network. He is the host of the TRNN show Rattling the Bars. He is Chairman of the Board of Ida B's Restaurant, and the author of two books: Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther and The Greatest Threat: The Black Panther Party and COINTELPRO. A former member of the Black Panther Party, Eddie Conway is an internationally known political prisoner for over 43 years, a long time prisoners' rights organizer in Maryland, the co-founder of the Friend of a Friend mentoring program, and the President of Tubman House Inc. of Baltimore. He is a national and international speaker and has several degrees.
Charles E. Cobb, Jr. is a journalist, professor, and former activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Currently he is a senior analyst at allAfrica.com and a visiting professor at Brown University.More by Charlie Cobb