Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Freedom Summer School

Freedom Summer School

Irene Williams talked about the Freedom Summer School program where volunteers from around the country taught African Americans in Mississippi methods of non-violent resistance and encouraged voter registration.

Description

Irene Williams talked about the Freedom Summer School program where volunteers from around the country taught African Americans in Mississippi methods of non-violent resistance and encouraged voter registration.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain the significance of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg, MS.
  • What was the purpose of Freedom School?
  • Describe the experiences among young people in the schools.
  • Explain the impact the summer of 1964 had on the community after the summer came to an end.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 1964 Freedom Summer

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesState HistoryU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh School