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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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“There was Something Happening”

“There was Something Happening”

The Civil Rights Education and Politicization of the Freedom School Students

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The Freedom Schools

Jon N. Hale

Columbia University Press

The second chapter follows seven students across Mississippi as they came of age and observed iterations of the national civil rights movement as they materialized in their hometowns. Students studied and discussed the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, and other protests that occurred in their home communities while they were growing up, which constituted a form of education that served as an important precursor to the Freedom Schools.

Keywords:   Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, NAACP, SNCC, Jackson, Mississippi, Delta

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