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Remembering freedom summer - Freedom Rider revisits Starkville

July 1, 2014

Former Freedom Rider Ron Carver (left) talked with local NAACP chapter president Chris Taylor (right) at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Carver, who was in town for the 50th anniversary of Mississippi’s Freedom Summer, spent time in Starkville during the summer of 1964 helping with educational and political efforts for integration. (Photo by Kayleigh Few, SDN)

The last time Ron Carver was in Starkville was during one of the most contentious times of Mississippi’s history.

“Fifty years ago, we wouldn’t even be having a conversation here about this,” Carver said.

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