Freedom Schools

Jackson, Mississippi: Council of Federated Organizations, [1964]. 6 mimeographed pages. 8 1/2 x 11." Single stapled to upper left front cover. Near fine. 2 holdings in OCLC (2017), none in trade. Freedom Schools, found mostly in the South, were an alternative free schools for African Americans. This prospectus is designed specifically for the Mississippi Freedom Schools, developed as part of the 1964 Freedom Civil Rights Project. Over the course of Freedom Summer, more than 40 Freedom Schools were set up in black communities throughout Mississippi. The purpose was to try to end political displacement of African Americans by encouraging students to become active citizens and socially involved within the community.

Item #201233.

Price: $700.00

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