Interviews with Freedom Summer Veterans

Streaming Media

Interviewee

Michael Van Leesten

Interviewer

Dr. Rob Widell

Document Type

Video

Date of Original Version

9-29-2014

Rights Management

All rights reserved. For copyright and permissions, contact the University of Rhode Island Multicultural Center.

Abstract

On Monday, September 29, 2014, fifteen veterans of the Freedom Summer Project residing in New England arrived at the University of Rhode Island to commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the Freedom Summer Project and record interviews about their historic social activism for posterity. This is a video recording of an interview conducted with Michael Van Leesten, Sr., a President, The Van Leesten (Community Development) Group, and CEO, Opportunities Industrialization Centers, Providence, RI.

File Size

181.7 MB

Extent

41:19

Suggested Citation

Van Leesten, Michael. Interview by Dr. Rob Widell. Interviews with Freedom Summer Veterans. University of Rhode Island, 29 September 2014. Available: http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/freedom_summer/9/

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