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"Freedom School Discussion; 1964"

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, "The Mecca of the Freedom School World," was home to at least seven Freedom Schools (mostly held in church basements) and more than 650 students. Since local segregated black schools did not teach topics like civics or African-American history, these subjects were important parts of the Freedom School curriculum.

Freedom School Discussion; 1964
Source | Herbert Randall, "Freedom School Discussion; 1964," photograph, from McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi, Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive,,6247.
Creator | Herbert Randall
Rights | Used by permission of University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Herbert Randall, “"Freedom School Discussion; 1964",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 29, 2023,

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