MapSO Freedom School

Freedom Schools were temporary, alternative free schools for African-Americans mostly in the South. They were originally part of the Civil Rights Movement to organize African Americans to achieve social, political and economic equality in the United States. Our (Maplewood South Orange) MapSO Freedom School events will capture that historical spirit as we struggle together and move forward.
Our classroom sessions, professional development, and community events seek to develop understanding of racial justice in students, teachers, and parents while empowering those same groups to take action in an effort to make social change. MapSO Freedom School is currently planning its Summer 2017 schedule.


Click here to learn about the Mississippi Freedom School movement. 


All sessions and events will be posted on this site. Stay tuned.


"The Forgotten Story of the Freedom Schools," The Atlantic (June 26, 2014) 

"From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools," The Huffington Post (May 16, 2014)


History of Freedom Schools

Check out this great video

Check out this great video