Freedom Schools


To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools
By | February 2, 2015

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by William Sturkey and Jon N. Hale. 2015. 176 pages.
A collection and examination of the creative literary work of students published during 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

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Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
By | September 29, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy M. Zellner. 2010. 616 pages.
An unprecedented women’s history of the Civil Rights Movement, from sit-ins to Black Power.

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Lessons from Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements
By | July 31, 2007

Teaching Guide. Edited by Kathy Emery, Linda Reid Gold and Sylvia Braselmann. Foreword by Howard Zinn. 2008. 456 pages.
Readings and lessons on the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project.

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Freedom Summer
By | October 27, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. By Bruce Watson. 2010. 384 pages. A history of Freedom Summer, the pivotal period of the Civil Rights Movement in 1964 Mississippi.

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Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Freedom School Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer
By | July 26, 2006

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez. Introduction by Julian Bond. 2007. 400 pages.
Letters and poetry from Civil Rights Movement volunteers in the summer of 1964.

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Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader
By | May 21, 2014

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Michael Edmonds. 2014. 250 pages.
Anthology of first hand accounts and primary documents from the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

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Teach Freedom: Education for Liberation in the African-American Tradition
By | December 23, 2011

Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Charles M. Payne and Carol Sills Strickland. Foreword by Charles E. Cobb Jr. 2008. 304 pages. Documents the history of the use of education as a tool of collective liberation by African Americans.

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Freedom Summer 1964
By | February 23, 2014

Prospectus for summer initiative to register African American voters in Mississippi.

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Freedom on My Mind
By | January 7, 2013

Film. Directed Connie Field and Marilyn Mulford. Written by Michael Chandler. 1994. 110 min.
The story of the Mississippi freedom movement in the early 1960s.

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Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer
By | August 1, 2014

Film. Written, produced, and directed by Stanley Nelson. 2014. 120 minutes.
Documentary about 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

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1964 Freedom Summer Collection
By | May 10, 2013

Extensive collection on the Civil Rights Movement and the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964.

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