In the article, “Examining Freedom Schools” I learned that freedom schools provided children of color with educational programming but also with the encouragement, mentoring, and a sense of empowerment. They discussed how it is highly possible for one to forget most of the information they learned in the school through their summer break. This relates to freedom schools because without them, children of color were not gaining the knowledge they needed to extend to a higher level of thinking. At the time, schools were not teaching their children of color everything they needed to be taught. So they decided to make freedom schools so they can learn everything the other students were learning. Freedom schools were pretty much schools for only children of color. They helped the children of color learn everything they needed.

Overall I think freedom schools made a positive impact on the lives of colored children in the sense that it gave them the opportunity to learn and extend their knowledge. From this perspective I feel like it is similar to the pandemic school year/online classes because we also had trouble getting the information we needed at some points. Now it’s nice knowing that most schools are mixed of different races and that most people are getting the education they need.

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