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The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Jon N. Hale


Created in 1964 as part of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Mississippi Freedom Schools were launched by educators and activists to provide an alternative education for African American students that would facilitate student activism and participatory democracy. The schools, as Jon N. Hale demonstrates, had a crucial role in the civil rights movement and a major impact on the development of progressive education throughout the nation. Designed and run by African American and white educators and activists, the Freedom Schools counteracted segregationist policies that inhibited opportunities ... More

Keywords: Mississippi Freedom Summer, Freedom Schools, student activism, civil rights movement, progressive education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231175685
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon N. Hale, author
College of Charleston