The Freedom Schools: Concept and Organization, No. 2, 1965
Professor Lynd directed the Freedom Schools during the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project. He continues an active life in Youngstown, Ohio.
. . . Before presenting the program of the Mississippi Freedom School Convention, let me try to convey a little of the feel of the occasion. Delegates were to arrive in Meridian the evening of Friday, August 7. On Thursday I drove up from Jackson with Luis Perez, who was trying to start a Freedom School in Neshoba County, where the three men had been killed. The housing committee placed us in a home just across the street from the Meridian Freedom School. It had no bathroom of any kind. At one in the morning we were awakened by Mark and Betty Levy, the able and indefatigable coordinators of the school, and members of the student planning committee. This was the week that the bodies of the three missing men were found. The Negro community of Meridian, we learned, had planned