Jean Walker Rawlings

Freedom Summer, Mississippi, 1964-66
Current Residence: Ruleville, MS

Freedom Summer, 1964, As a teen I attended the local freedom school in Ruleville, located on Highway 8 which was established by SNCC, and learned from a diverse faculty/teachers from all over the world. Their courage was a great inspiration in my life.

In 2005, I founded the Fannie Lou Hamer Women of Faith Cultural Center in Ruleville, MS, a grass roots outreach center for youth, offering mentoring and enrichment educationally, spiritually and culturally.

My mother Mrs. Minnie Walker was a friend of Mrs. Hamer. Their group made quilts and other items to raise money for the movement.

A Google blog search of Hamer Cultural Center will take you to our journal.

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