Thursday, March 13 Class: The Unsung Heroes of the Black Freedom Movement

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Come to the second class session for the program “Social Movements, Social Change.” The class starts at 7:00 and for those who want dinner, please come at 6:30. We had an exciting, thought-provoking discussion during the first class on Freedom Schools, Paulo Freire, and popular education.

At the end of class last week we agreed to continue our discussion about Freedom Schools, old and new. We will also open up a discussion about leadership, grassroots (horizontal) organizing and the “unsung heroes” of the Black Freedom (Civil Rights) Movement. We will look at people such as Ella Baker and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as well as Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. What can we learn from these individuals, organizations, and ideas? Come to this class to find out.

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