Freedom Summer

Fight Is on for Voter Registration

Posted on 08/7/2014 by |Vice President, Multicultural Markets | Comments

Your LifeThey called it Freedom Summer – 10 weeks in 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local activists in a historic effort to end the vestiges of racial oppression across the South, including what PBS described as “one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.” That state was Mississippi. And before it was over, three men — James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner — were viciously beaten and killed by the …

‘Supermensch’ Starts Off a Summer of Documentaries

Posted on 06/4/2014 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Theaters June 6) Austin Powers star Mike Myers tries documentary filmmaking with a fond look at one of his oldest friends, Hollywood superagent Shep Gordon. Actually, it seems that Gordon is just about everybody’s oldest friend: He’s the ultimate people person, a guy who got where he is by collecting, repaying and cashing in what he calls “coupons” — favors, acts of kindness and professional courtesies. It’s hard to argue with his results: …