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The Freedom SchoolsStudent Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement$
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Jon N. Hale

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175685

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175685.001.0001

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“The Pathway from Slavery to Freedom”

“The Pathway from Slavery to Freedom”

The Origins of Education and the Ideology of Liberation in Mississippi

(p.19) 1 “The Pathway from Slavery to Freedom”
The Freedom Schools

Jon N. Hale

Columbia University Press

The first chapter provides a history of education throughout the American South and how it was viewed both by Southern landowners, who sought to maintain firm control over a labor force they depended upon, and enslaved communities, who desired to supplant an entrenched system of oppression, exploitation, and disenfranchisement through schooling.

Keywords:   slavery, freedom, W.E.B. DuBois, NAACP, Brown v. Board of Education

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