Responses by Freedom School Students to the Burning of Their School
August 10, 1964.

On the night of August 10, 1964, the Mt. Pleasant Society Hall in Gluckstadt (Madison County), Mississippi, was firebombed and destroyed. The building being used by the community Freedom School which taught students, ages 12 to 24. When they discovered that their school had been burned by racists, the Freedom School teachers asked the students to record their thoughts and feelings.

Click on the link below to read their responses:
Student Responses

Note that student names were withheld to protect them and their families from Klan retaliation.

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