Nov. 10, 2014 — The Center for Political Participation (CPP) at Allegheny College is partnering with the Andrew Goodman Foundation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964 at the 6th Annual Hidden Heroes Awards on Monday, Nov. 17 in New York City.
The CPP will host a community watch party in Room 301/302 at Allegheny College’s Campus Center starting at 8 p.m. on Nov. 17. Community members are invited to join students to watch live video of the awards ceremony, which will include appearances by John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Myrlie Evers, Andrew Young and others.
In addition to today’s Hidden Heroes, individuals who take personal responsibility for healing the world, the ceremony will honor Steve McQueen, director and producer of the Academy Award-winning movie “12 Years a Slave.”
The ceremony will also include a panel discussion on the future of freedom and democracy.
The Andrew Goodman Foundation empowers the next generation to initiate and sustain creative and effective social action and enables leaders and their communities to flourish by operating and investing in programs that advance civic engagement and intergenerational coalitions.
The Center for Political Participation partners Allegheny College students and faculty with local, state, national and international communities to undertake interdisciplinary approaches to both learning about and addressing political, economic and social challenges.
Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society’s Freedom Summer Collection