4 May 1864
On this date in 1964...
The Mississippi Freedom Summer Project was begun by the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a coalition of four civil rights organizations: the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE); the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to carry out a unified voter registration program in the state of Mississippi.
- 1863 - Battle of Salem Church, Virginia.
- 1865 – The Confederate departments of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana were surrendered at Citronelle, Alabama.
- 1990 – Latvia renewed its claim of independence from the Soviet Union.
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