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Union of Massachusetts Statement on the Proposed Boston School Stayout
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.