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Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts Statement on the Proposed Boston School Stayout (1964)
List of Freedom Schools (1964)

To protest the Boston School Committee’s denial of de facto segregation in Boston public schools, African American students attended Freedom Schools that were set up in churches and community centers throughout the city. Here, they studied African American history, the civil rights movement, and non-violent resistance. The materials below concern the second Stayout for Freedom boycott on February 26, 1964. The first boycott was held on June 18, 1963. From the Phyllis M. Ryan papers.

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