MLK Day Event: Patti Miller to Present Documentary "Iowans Return To Freedom Summer"

January 10, 2017

Iowans Return to Freedom Summer image.PEOSTA–In the summer of 1964, Iowan Patti Miller volunteered with nearly 700 other college students from across the country to become a part of Freedom Summer, a voter registration project in Mississippi. They assisted in the organization of Freedom Schools, worked in community centers and supported the voter registration of African-Americans.

Miller, who is the founder and executive director of the Keeping History Alive Foundation, shares her experiences in the civil rights movement with students and educators throughout Iowa. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 16, she will visit the Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Peosta campus to present the documentary, Iowans Return to Freedom Summer. This documentary, which was filmed in 2004, gives firsthand accounts of six Iowa natives’ experiences during Freedom Summer.

This presentation will be held in Conference Centers 1 and 4 on the Peosta campus from 10 - 11:15 a.m. More information about the Keeping History Alive Foundation and Iowans Return to Freedom Summer can be found on