Religious Foundations and Their Derivatives

Neil J. Smelser

in The Odyssey Experience

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780520258976
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943421 | DOI:
Religious Foundations and Their Derivatives

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The Peace Corps and the 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi are discussed in this chapter. These two are moral movements which are modern and secularized. The Peace Corps is an American volunteer crusade which was set up by the United States government and a government agency of the same name, the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps has missions to accomplish which are separated into three goals, and these are as follows: to provide technical assistance; to help people outside the United States to understand U.S. culture; and to help Americans to understand the cultures of other countries. Next to be considered is the 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi or the Freedom Summer. This is a crusade in the United States which was launched in June 1964 to register African American voters in Mississippi which had historically been barred from voting. The crusade aimed to set up lots of freedom schools, freedom houses, and community centers in small towns throughout Mississippi to aid local black populations.

Keywords: Peace Corps; Freedom Summer; Mississippi; United States; crusade

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Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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