Freedom Schools

As part of Mississippi Freedom Summer, 30-40 schools were set up in Mississippi as alternatives to public schools. These schools met in churches, outside under trees, and on back porches. Teachers at these schools taught subjects that the public schools wouldn't teach such as black literature and history, and constitutional rights. They also taught basic skills like literacy and arithmetic.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Freedom Schools." (Viewed on May 20, 2024) <>.