2008 SF Freedom School Curriculum
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JULY 12 — Setting the Stage
Building the relationships, coalitions and infrastructure
upon which the Southern Freedom Movement would depend: 1877-1954
Documentary Film excerpts: Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle
Guest Speaker: Jean Wiley
(partial transcript of her presentation--we ran out of tape without knowing!! bummer.)
Afternoon activity: civil rights jeopardy!!

JULY 19 — The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The emergence of Martin Luther King, Jr.
and the creation of the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC): 1955-57
Feature Film excerpts: Boycott
Performance by Awele Makeba (power point of pictures she used)

JULY 26 — Sit-Ins and the Freedom Riders
The importance of nonviolent direct action
and the creation of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC): 1960-61
Documentary Film: A Force More Powerful (Nashville: We Were Warriors)
guest speaker: Bruce Hartford

AUGUST 2 — The Struggle over Strategy and Tactics
Mississippi and Alabama: 1960-66
Film excerpts: Freedom Song (feature film) and Freedom on My Mind (documentary)
AUGUST 9 — From Civil Rights to Black Power
From Selma to Memphis and from Harlem to Oakland: 1962-68
Documentary Film excerpts: Malcolm X: Make it plain;
All Power to the People: The black panther party and beyond
AUGUST 16 — Did The Movement End?
What was accomplished, what continued, and what still needs to be done?
Documentary Film excerpts: Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker
Afternoon “Fishbowl” with current activist leaders