To Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools

 

SturkeyTo Write in the Light of Freedom: The Newspapers of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools gives an account of the lives of African-American students who attended Freedom Schools in 1964.

Freedom Schools allowed students to have pride in themselves by teaching content free of the poisonous haze of white supremacy. Julian Bond noted,

To Write in the Light of Freedom is a collection from the Freedom Schools’ newspapers. In it, you will read the hopes and dreams of Mississippi’s black youth. You will be entranced by their writing and interested in knowing more about Freedom Summer and the Freedom Schools. This is a largely unknown history of perseverance and triumph over great odds. Read on.

Credit: Edited by William Sturkey and Jon N. Hale. Published by University Press of Mississippi, 2014.


Location: Mississippi
Type: Book – Non Fiction
Grade Level: 10-12, Adult
Time Period: 1950 -1974