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Freedom Schools: Exhibit, Orbach Library

Freedom Schools: Exhibit, Orbach Library

Freedom Schools: Exhibit, Orbach Library

THE INLAND EMPIRE COMMEMORATES THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM SUMMER CAMPAIGN

Freedom schools

Public Forum 2014

"Freedom Schools
and the
Quality Integrated Education Movement
in Riverside, California"

Saturday, March 8th, 2014, 2:00-4:00pm
Orbach Science Library, Room 240
University of California, Riverside

“Children, Youth, and Civil Rights, 1951-1968: A Student Exhibit” will be on display in the Orbach Science Library until March 28, 2014.  It includes photos, newspaper articles, and other materials on young people’s contributions to civil rights campaigns in Prince Edward County, VA; Little Rock, AK; Birmingham, AL; Philadelphia, PA, and Los Angeles, CA. It also displays materials on the school boycotts and the “Freedom Schools” opened in Mississippi, New York City, Chicago, and Milwaukee.  The Public Forum will examine the Freedom Schools opened in Riverside in 1965 which were part of the national "Quality Integrated Education Movement."

Sponsored by the UC Riverside Department of History, The Riverside NAACP, and the Inlandia Institute.

For more information, contact: Prof. V. P. Franklin, vp.franklin@ucr.edu; 951-827-1976.




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