Registrations Opened for Family Freedom School
It's a Program That Started in the Civil Rights Movement Era
DULUTH, Minn.- The Family Freedom center opened up registrations for the Family Freedom school, a 12 week program designed to engage and empower black families and community members.
The program addresses internalized racism, economic isolation, and structural racism that can affect black families. The program also helps educate people on the civil rights movement, cultural values, and youth development. A talent show showcasing the community’s young talents was also held at the registration.
“We wanna create resources and gates for our own children to have a path to their own future. We want them to know who they are, where they come from, which is so important, and we want them to direct their own future and where they wanna go,” said Alina Baines, the facilitator for Family Freedom School.
Historically, freedom schools were organized in the southern United States during the Civil Rights Movement.