A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement

A native of the Magnolia State, Jessica Dickens grew up just a short drive away from one of the most infamous events of Mississippi Freedom Summer: the 1964 disappearance and murder of three civil rights workers on their way to investigate a church burning. She’s also a graduate of one of Mississippi’s segregated high schools — part of a group of all-white private schools established in the 1950s to thwart school integration. (Download PDF of article)