Freedom Summer / 716 Votes! in the News

Take a look a the most recent work done to improve Freedom Summer / 716 Votes! in the Buffalo community.

Open Buffalo has declared the Summer of 2022 a Freedom Summer! 

Published April 19, 2022

Freedom Summer pays homage to the ancestors, organizers, freedom fighters and organizations who created the first Freedom Summer  which was organized in part by a fearless voting rights leader named Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer was a sharecropper from Mississippi who took action so that Black folks might be seen as first-class citizens and be able to vote without restrictions or penance. It is because of their passion, brilliance and resilience that we are able to do the work we are doing today.   

Coming Oct. 2: "Freedom Summer" Leadership & Civic Engagement Symposium!

Published September 24, 2021

Join us on Saturday, October 2 for our first annual "Freedom Summer" Leadership & Civic Engagement Symposium!

My Buffalo Human Rights Law Experience with Open Buffalo: Building the Foundation for Change in Our Community

Published August 20, 2021

Heather Kuhn, a student at UB School of Law, reflects on her recent human rights internship with Open Buffalo.

Want a Freedom Summer Sticker?

Published August 19, 2021

Open Buffalo has declared the Summer of 2021 a Freedom Summer! This Freedom Summer pays homage to the ancestors, organizers, freedom fighters and organizations who created the first Freedom Summer in 1964.

Color Run Was a Fun First for Open Buffalo Youth Action

Published August 2, 2021

The Color Run, hosted by Open Buffalo’s Youth Action on Saturday, July 31, was an engaging, fun-filled event for the community.