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Juneteenth Celebration: The Past, Present, and Future of Freedom Schools
June 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speakers will include:
– Peter Rachleff on the organization of schools by African American activists and teachers, included freed slaves, in the early years of Reconstruction
– Jeff Kolnick, Professor of History at Southwest Minnesota State University and a founding member of the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute in Jackson, Mississippi, on the role of Freedom Schools in the 1960s South
– A network of local activists of color who are working in Freedom Schools formats to engage Saint Paul students of color in summer programs which see knowledge as power.