American Experience

Freedom Schools

Clip: Season 26 Episode 6 | 4m 42s

In Freedom Schools across Mississippi, Freedom Summer workers and volunteers taught "African American History, Civics, African Culture, African Dance. They were learning black history that they were reading books that'd been written by blacks that they'd never heard of." "Freedom Summer" premieres on American Experience PBS June 24 at 9/8c.

Aired: 06/20/14

Rating: NR

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