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Fifty years after Freedom Summer, To Write in the Light of Freedom offers a glimpse into the hearts of the African American youths who attended the Mississippi Freedom Schools in 1964. One of the most successful initiatives of Freedom Summer, more than forty Freedom Schools opened doors to thousands of young African American students. Here they learned civics, politics, and history, curriculum that helped them instead of the degrading lessons supporting segregation and Jim Crow and sanctioned by White Citizen’s Councils. Young people enhanced their self-esteem and gained a new outlook on the future. And at more than a dozen of these schools, students wrote, edited, printed and published their own newspapers. For more than five decades, the Mississippi Freedom Schools have served as powerful models of educational activism. Yet, little has been published that documents black Mississippi youths’ responses to this profound experience.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-2
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-46
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  1. Benton County Freedom Train
  2. pp. 47-56
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  1. Drew Freedom Fighter
  2. pp. 57-61
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  1. The Freedom Carrier (Greenwood, MS)
  2. pp. 62-67
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  1. Hattiesburg Freedom Press
  2. pp. 68-76
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  1. Student Voice of True Light (Hattiesburg, MS)
  2. pp. 77-110
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  1. The Freedom News (Holly Springs, MS)
  2. pp. 111-123
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  1. Freedom’s Journal (McComb, MS)
  2. pp. 124-162
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  1. Freedom Star (Meridian, MS)
  2. pp. 163-179
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  1. Freedom News (Palmer’s Crossing, MS)
  2. pp. 180-193
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  1. Ruleville Freedom Fighter
  2. pp. 194-207
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  1. Freedom Flame (Shaw, MS)
  2. pp. 208-210
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 211-212
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 213-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-228
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781626740907
Print ISBN
9781628461886
MARC Record
OCLC
885092740
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-31
Language
English
Open Access
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