Marshall – Places

Rust College

Rust’s curriculum spanned from elementary education to normal school training for teachers

Freedom Schools in Marshall County

Holly Springs Freedom School Project was located at the corner of 100 Rust Avenue and North Memphis Street and was referred to as Freedom House. It was the headquarters for the voter registration movement in north Mississippi and the headquarters of the local Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). It was also called the COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) house by some locals.


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Levine, Ellen. Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories. Penguin Putnam: 2000.