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September 2, 2014

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Aviva Futorian and Roy DeBerry sit in Futorian's Chicago apartment. They have been friends since they met 50 years ago during "Freedom Summer." Although fewer than one-tenth of the 17,000 black residents who attempted to registered to vote during the freedom summer succeeded, the effort helped create momentum for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Aviva Futorian and Roy DeBerry sit in Futorian's Chicago apartment. They have been friends since they met 50 years ago during "Freedom Summer." Although fewer than one-tenth of the 17,000 black residents who attempted to registered to vote during the freedom summer succeeded, the effort helped create momentum for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.