Now is the Hour: The Children of Freedom Summer

The reason why I like Freedom School is because the northern teachers came down to Hattiesburg to teach us. I have learned what I didn’t learn in other schools, such as Negro history.

Lecture Description

The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer was one of the most famous demonstrations of the Civil Rights Movement. Sturkey takes us inside the Freedom Schools where Black youths as young as five years old transformed into civil rights leaders. He shares their voices and vision as part of perhaps the most inspirational episode of the entire Movement.


African American Childhood and Youth

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