'Freedom' Project Opens at Edwards

Newspaper Article
Mon, 04/12/1965
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The author reports that Reverend Alfred Winham and his wife, formerly residents of Holyoke, Massachussetts, moved to Edwards, Mississippi to convert an old estate into training grounds for the "Freedom Corps." The "Freedom Corps" as described by Rev. Winham would consist of mostly African-American students who were trained on the estate, which was formerly known as the Mount Beulah Center. The students would take classes in a variety of subjects, with an emphasis on the role of the church in action, and later would take part in civil rights advocacy training with the Delta Ministry. Reverend Winham emphasized a distinct separation between the work of the Delta Ministry and that of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). The author noted the opposition of the Mississippi Christian Church to the project, and also included comments from Reverend Winham about the influence of his Christian faith on his work at the estate.

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Document Description: three-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "COFO".

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