The Sussex County Freedom School Summer Program

Now Enrolling!  Limited Space - Apply Now!

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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.