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Legacy of a Freedom School

  • Authors
  • Sandra¬†E.¬†Adickes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 7-21
  4. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 23-54
  5. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 55-80
  6. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 81-101
  7. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 103-136
  8. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 137-154
  9. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 155-182
  10. Sandra E. Adickes
    Pages 183-199
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 201-218

About this book

Introduction

In 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee decided to establish Freedom Schools as part of its Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi. With a curriculum developed by dedicated educators, SNCC workers, and an equally dedicated staff of teachers and student volunteers, the schools provided a learning experience and teaching style that revealed to students who had known only the "stay in your place" experience of segregated education what schools should, and could, be. The achievements of the students involved in Freedom Summer lifted the expectations of students who followed them and hastened the end of segregated schools in Mississippi. In Legacy of a Freedom School, Sandra E. Adickes recalls her experiences working with the SNCC, reminding us all of the powerful Freedom Summer.

Keywords

event experience freedom liberty present

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