"Freedom Summer" World Premiere

NC Black Repertory Company presents the world premiere of "Freedom Summer."
Freedom Summer takes place on August 4, 1964 as Nora (Mariah Guillmette) has started a new life "passing" as a white woman while her sister, Carrie (Nikyla Boxley), prepares to travel to the deep South to register Blacks to vote. The bodies of three civil rights workers have just been found in Mississippi, leading the sisters to question the price of civil rights, Black identity, and what it means to be Free.

Set against the backdrop of the 1964 Mississippi Voting Rights Project, Freedom Summer is a powerful reminder of the price paid by so many in pursuit of civil liberties, and the importance of making your voice heard in the political process.