FREEDOM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FREEDOM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp">From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL ZOLL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Religion Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals. The contested issues were narrow: a demand that plain, black Amish buggies carry bright safety triangles, for instance, or bans on hallucinogenic tea in a Native American ritual. The resolutions of these cases were as narrowly drawn as the complaints themselves. A judge might carve out an exemption for the practice in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790122014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279012@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:29:18 MDT Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions, says U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236835-80/religious-report-freedom-kerry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236835-80/religious-report-freedom-kerry.html.csp">Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions, says U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN PELLOT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:38:01.997-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">And then there were nine. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that Turkmenistan has joined the State Department’s list of worst religious-freedom offenders. The State Department’s “Countries of Particular Concern” list had remained static since 2006, when eight countries — Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan — were designated as CPCs. Justifying the addition of Turkmenistan, Kerry cited reports of people detained, beaten and tortured for their...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236835@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:01 MDT Rabbi Saperstein tapped as first non-Christian to serve as U.S. religious-freedom envoy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236853-80/religious-saperstein-freedom-rabbi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236853-80/religious-saperstein-freedom-rabbi.html.csp">Rabbi Saperstein tapped as first non-Christian to serve as U.S. religious-freedom envoy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAUREN MARKOE and BRIAN PELLOT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T16:21:46.489-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama has tapped Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job, which was created in 1998. As ambassador, the man named as the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek magazine in 2009, will head the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom and will be tasked with monitoring religious-freedom abuses around the world. “When it comes to the work of protecting...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236853@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:46 MDT Letter: Freedom to impose on others? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp">Letter: Freedom to impose on others?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.454-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I must have missed something in that high school civics class: Since when did freedom of religion mean we have the right to discriminate against someone (religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, etc.) by imposing our own perceptions on others? Carolyn Sanders Holladay</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216886@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp">Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist.</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.494-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Good people the world over, throughout history, have found strength and solace in various religious faiths. That’s why a freedom to follow one’s chosen religion is prominent in both the founders’ Bill of Rights and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. But no religion returns the loyalty of its devoted followers if, instead of helping them negotiate the challenges of a changing world, it makes them the false promise that change will not occur. Not only will large numbers of the faithful be in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT Letter: Pioneer Day not just for Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182891-82/mormons-pioneer-freedom-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58182891-82/mormons-pioneer-freedom-state.html.csp">Letter: Pioneer Day not just for Mormons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T09:05:02.346-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The expulsion of the Mormons from Illinois represents the only time in American history where U.S. citizens were forced to leave the country because of their religion. Their entry into this valley in 1847 is commemorated by the celebration of Pioneer Day on July 24. The fact that Pioneer Day is a state holiday should not cause others to ignore or shun it because of their perception that it is “only about Mormons.” Pioneer Day is not just about Mormons, but about religious freedom for all Americ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182891@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:05:02 MDT Rudy Gobert adds bulk, confidence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58166643-62/gobert-conversation-rookie-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/jazznotes/58166643-62/gobert-conversation-rookie-team.html.csp">Rudy Gobert adds bulk, confidence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T17:36:26.935-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">"You look taller," somebody said."I'm just bigger," Rudy Gobert responded with a smile.The Jazz's young center still stands at 7 feet, 2 inches Wednesday as he spoke with reporters following the team's second day of summer league practices.But entering his second season Gobert has packed on some extra muscle — and looks to be ready for a bigger role.As a rookie last year, Gobert made 45 appearances, averaging 2.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and roughly one block in nine minutes a game.This time around,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166643@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:36:26 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Freedom of speech bites back at TV stars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58143435-223/richman-freedom-speech-anti.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58143435-223/richman-freedom-speech-anti.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: Freedom of speech bites back at TV stars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T09:21:57.317-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Another celebrity has learned that freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences of what you say. Or, in the case of Adam Richman, what you put out on social media.. The longtime star of “Man vs. Food” has produced a new series for the Travel Channel, “Man Finds Food,” which was to debut last week. It’s on indefinite hold after Richman got in an Instagram fight that devolved into what he admitted were “inexcusable comments.” Richman, who has long gobbled down food for a living, lost ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58143435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:21:57 MDT West Virginia company fined $11K in chemical spill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58158080-79/fined-company-freedom-industries.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58158080-79/fined-company-freedom-industries.html.csp">West Virginia company fined $11K in chemical spill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FREDERIC J. FROMMER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T16:43:02.315-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal agency has fined the company that spilled chemicals into West Virginia’s largest water supply $11,000 for a pair of violations. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Freedom Industries $7,000 for keeping storage tanks containing crude MCHM behind a diked wall that was not liquid tight. On Jan. 9, roughly 10,000 gallons of MCHM leaked from one of the tanks and through the riverside diked wall and left 300,000 residents without clean wate...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581580802014-07-07T16:43:02.315-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T16:43:02.315-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158080@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:43:02 MDT Will: The Supreme Court’s indispensable role http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58152143-82/government-court-employees-care.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58152143-82/government-court-employees-care.html.csp">Will: The Supreme Court’s indispensable role</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T01:01:03.343-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — Two 5-4 decisions last week on the final decision day of the Supreme Court’s term dealt with issues that illustrate the legal consequences of political tactics by today’s progressives. One case demonstrated how progressivism’s achievement, the regulatory state, manufactures social strife, and can do so in ways politically useful to progressives. The other case arose from government coercion used to conscript unwilling citizens into funding the progressives’ party. Under the 199...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58152143@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 01:01:03 MDT Letter: End war on marijuana patients http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141991-82/patients-marijuana-medical-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58141991-82/patients-marijuana-medical-war.html.csp">Letter: End war on marijuana patients</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T15:20:02.092-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 03:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This week we will spend an entire day celebrating freedom. Yet, our country is home to the world’s largest population of prisoners, several of whom are serving time for medical marijuana despite being in compliance with state law. In a recent New York Times article “Lock ‘Em Up Nation: Mandatory Sentencing for Medical Marijuana,” Timothy Egan writes, “if Larry Harvey, at the age of 70, with his gout and high blood pressure and bum knee, gets the mandatory 10-year term, he’s likely to die in pri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58141991@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:20:02 MDT Letter: Court favors employers’ religion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138503-82/religious-beliefs-court-employers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138503-82/religious-beliefs-court-employers.html.csp">Letter: Court favors employers’ religion</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:02.664-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">OK, I think I get it now (Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). If I work for a company that you own, you can make decisions based on your religious beliefs that will affect my health care. I suppose those with fundamentalist/absolutist religious beliefs think that’s a good thing. Personally, I am appalled. As a firm believer in religious freedom, I say, believe whatever you want, but don’t try to force your beliefs on me. If you do, and the Supreme Court says you can, then your religion trumps mine, and th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138503@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:02 MDT Letter: Here are my religion’s requirements http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138601-82/religion-corporation-birth-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138601-82/religion-corporation-birth-freedom.html.csp">Letter: Here are my religion’s requirements</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:02.966-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hallelujah. Amen. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that certain “closely held” businesses do not have to pay for certain birth controls based on the corporation’s religious freedom. Thank you, Supreme Court. Orrin Hatch has come out saying this is a triumph for religious freedom. The First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion. Therefore we are free to practice our religion as we see fit, but we are also free from re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138601@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:02 MDT Lowry: Supreme Court pursues its ‘war on women’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58137509-82/women-hobby-lobby-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58137509-82/women-hobby-lobby-court.html.csp">Lowry: Supreme Court pursues its ‘war on women’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T14:57:33.283-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It has long been suspected that the Supreme Court hates women, although it took the court’s 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby case to fully reveal its blatant misogyny. The court held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act forbids the administration from forcing Hobby Lobby — an arts-and-crafts chain owned by evangelical Christians — to cover contraceptives that its owners object to on religious grounds (specifically, four drugs that it believes act as abortifacients). If you don’t see the an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137509@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:57:33 MDT Hatch applauds Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58133139-90/act-alito-americans-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58133139-90/act-alito-americans-court.html.csp">Hatch applauds Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T21:35:53.959-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Orrin Hatch was the lead Republican sponsor of a 1993 federal law at the crux of the Supreme Court’s decision that closely held companies do not have to provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Hatch and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., pushed through the Senate on a 97-3 vote, shows that Congress designed the law to provide “very broad protection for religious liberty...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133139@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:35:53 MDT Editorial: Hobby Lobby ruling shows why employer-based health care should end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58133014-82/health-religious-coverage-employer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58133014-82/health-religious-coverage-employer.html.csp">Editorial: Hobby Lobby ruling shows why employer-based health care should end</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T15:28:24.814-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives.” — The Supreme Court of the United States, Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, 1992. Anything that stands in the way of the universal availability of medically sound methods of contraception stands in the way of the rights of women and, therefore, the rights of humanity. And if, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in the Hobby Lobb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58133014@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:28:24 MDT Laura Bush: Citizens should hold government accountable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58130844-90/bush-freedom-festival-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58130844-90/bush-freedom-festival-former.html.csp">Laura Bush: Citizens should hold government accountable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-29T23:12:22.661-06:00">Updated Jun 29, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Laura Bush got used to seeing her family caricatured and criticized during the eight years she spent in the White House with her husband. While addressing a reverent audience at Brigham Young University on Sunday, she didn’t mention anything about George W. Bush being portrayed as Clueless George by a certain Utah editorial cartoonist who once harshly lampooned the president as a war monkey for the way he led the nation into the Iraq War. But the former first lady affirmed the importance...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58130844@www.sltrib.com Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:12:22 MDT U.S. regulators close small bank in Oklahoma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58124619-79/bank-failures-fund-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58124619-79/bank-failures-fund-freedom.html.csp">U.S. regulators close small bank in Oklahoma</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:53:02.348-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Regulators have closed a lender in Oklahoma, bringing U.S. bank failures this year to 12 after 24 closures in all of 2013. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Freedom State Bank, based in Freedom, Okla. The bank, which operated one branch, had about $22.8 million in assets and $20.9 million in deposits. Alva State Bank & Trust Co. agreed to pay the FDIC a premium of 1 percent to assume all the deposits of Freedom State Bank. It also agreed to buy r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581246192014-06-27T16:53:02.348-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T16:53:02.348-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58124619@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:53:02 MDT PBS’ ‘American Experience’: ‘Freedom Summer’ recounts rampant racism http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58080037-223/freedom-mississippi-summer-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58080037-223/freedom-mississippi-summer-american.html.csp">PBS’ ‘American Experience’: ‘Freedom Summer’ recounts rampant racism</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T14:57:26.519-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Perhaps the most astonishing thing about the events chronicled in “Freedom Summer” is that they are not ancient history. Yes, it was 50 years ago that 700 student volunteers joined local organizers in Mississippi to register African-American voters. But many of those involved in the effort are still alive. The ones who weren’t killed, that is. “I actually lost about 19 people who had been killed, many of them local people in the movement,” said Dave Dennis, who was the Mississippi director of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58080037@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:57:26 MDT