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The Calhoun School

The Calhoun Colored School was a private boarding and day school in Calhoun, Lowndes County, AL. The Calhoun Colored School was first designed to educate rural African American students according to the industrial school model. As the school developed, it raised its standards, created a large library, and offered more of an academic curriculum. The principal’s […]

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom House

The Jackson family provided this property for the headquarters and home of the Lowndes County SNCC staff. This is where civil rights activists came to work when visiting the country. The first SNCC project to promote the slogan “black power” was the Lowndes County Freedom Organization. This site is located in Hayneville, AL.

First Missionary Baptist Church, Hayneville

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The First Missionary Baptist Church in Hayneville is significant for its role in the 1966 elections in Lowndes County. Local black community leaders joined with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to form a third party, the Lowndes County Freedom Party to run a slate of African Americans in the county’s November 1966 election. […]

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