The Freedom School

In the summer of 1964, over forty Freedom Schools opened in Mississippi. These schools were part of Freedom Summer, a project of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, with the goal to empower African Americans in Mississippi to become active citizens and agents of social change.

This site archives the curriculum of the summer Freedom Schools, a series of documents that, taken together, was felt to offer the best example of a progressive, experiential curriculum that emphasized student-centered teaching and learning-by-doing.

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