The footage you're about to see hasn't seen the light of day in a half-century.

When we think about the civil rights movement now, it's often with removed, rose-tinted glasses filled with images of stirring speeches and impressively organized marches.

However, the reality of the movement, and particularly the summer of 1964, is both more tedious and more tragic. It's filled with volunteers who tirelessly pounded the pavement to organize voter registration and carefully prepared for the violence that was sure to ensue.


Check out some very rare footage of that summer and the story that shook a nation and the world — the story of three missing volunteers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for equality.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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