The Sussex County Freedom School Summer Program
Now Enrolling! Limited Space - Apply Now!
"First State Community Action to bring Freedom School to Sussex"
Cape Gazette 2/4/2021
What is a "Freedom School"?
Freedom Schools were temporary, alternative, and free schools for African Americans mostly in the South. They were originally part of a nationwide effort during the Civil Rights Movement to organize African Americans to achieve social, political and economic equality in the United States. Under the leadership of the "Children's Defense Fund®" (CDF), Freedom Schools still exist today as summer literacy programs for youth.
We are so excited and proud to announce the Sussex County Freedom School Summer Program! This program is a collaborative effort between First State Community Action Agency, United Way of Delaware, the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative and the Children's Defense Fund.