Mississippi Freedom Project & Schools

Freedom Summer, also known as the the Mississippi Freedom Project, was a 1964 voter registration and education drive sponsored by civil rights organizations including the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Mississippi Freedom Schools

Aviva Futorian, Charles T. Scales, William Scott, and Debbie Flynn (l. to r.) at Freedom            House, ca. 1964


The Freedom Schools were intended to counter the “sharecropper education” received by so many African Americans and poor whites. Over the course of Freedom Summer, more than 40 Freedom Schools were set up in Mississippi. Content from the Gloria Xifaras Clark Papers.



From the above documents, check out:

Overview of the Freedom Schools, 1964

Some aspects of Black-White problems as seen by Field Staff, 1964


More information about the Freedom Schools: http://www.mshistorynow.mdah.ms.gov/articles/403/The-1964-Mississippi-Freedom-Schools