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Mississippi Freedom Schools; [n.d.]

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Creator:Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Title:Mississippi Freedom Schools; [n.d.]

From the Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection; Essay written in 1964 about the Mississippi Freedom Schools and their importance to the civil rights movement. Discusses the current educational situation in Mississippi schools and how Freedom Schools aim to fill in the gaps left by the educational system provided by the state for African-American children. Curriculum includes a wide variety of subjects, including remedial work in reading, math and basic grammar, seminars in political science and history, humanities, journalism, and creative writing. Also mentions the introduction of a bill to the Mississippi State Legislature requiring all schools in the state to be properly licensed. Includes a list of materials needed for the Freedom Schools, as well as drop-off points for donations.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Subjects:African Americans | Civil rights movements | Education | Fund raising | Mississippi Freedom Project | Mississippi Freedom Schools | Education--Mississippi | Discrimination in education--Mississippi | Discrimination in public accommodations--Mississippi | African American students--Mississippi | Remedial teaching--Mississippi | Schools--Furniture, equipment, etc. | Gifts | Book donations--Mississippi | Physical distribution of goods--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 2, Folder 20, M323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

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Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

Forms part of the Joseph and Nancy Ellin Freedom Summer Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/893/rec/1