In the summer of 2014, the NC NAACP State Conference and Youth and College Division will honor the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and continue the Forward Together Moral Movement by leading a statewide North Carolina Moral Freedom Summer. The NC-MFS project encompasses diverse organizing efforts statewide aimed at building a long-term transformative fusion movement in North Carolina.
The centerpiece initiative was a deep organizing campaign that placed young and highly-trained Moral Freedom Summer organizers in counties across the state to coordinate voter empowerment campaigns as the first stage of the Moral March to the Polls. These long-term, issue-based voter registration, protection, and education campaigns emphasized: (1) Community organizing and coalition building, (2) engaging and uplifting youth and local leadership and (3) building organizational capacity and power.
Moral Freedom Summer deepened and strengthened the Forward Together Moral Movement across North Carolina.
The program was supported by 9 partner organizations including Beloved Community Center, Equality NC, Spirithouse, Southerners On New Ground, Democracy North Carolina, Raise Up, Freedom Center for Social Justice, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, and NC Student Power Union.