June 19th, 2014

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Right Out of Hollywood, a Witness to History


By FELICIA R. LEE


In the summer of 1964, Richard Beymer — the actor who a few years earlier had made a splash playing Tony in the film of “West Side Story” — furiously drove his Austin-Healy from Los Angeles to rural Mississippi. He was going to join the hundreds of young people heading there, mostly white students from the North, who would become part of the audacious civil-rights campaign known as Freedom Summer.
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