Loading Events


  • This event has passed.

Juneteenth Celebration: The Past, Present, and Future of Freedom Schools

June 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Navigation

juneteenth-2colorCommemorating the celebration of Juneteenth with a set of presentations which engage “The Past, Present, and Future of Freedom Schools.”

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.


June 14, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
St. Paul, MN 55106
+ Google Map