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Paulo Freire 

Freedom Schools 

Reconstructing Education

They Say I’m Your Teacher 

Obsesión: My Song


Maestras Voluntarias 

Silvio Rodriguez 

Accompanying: The Journey of Staughton and Alice Lynd 




Paulo Freire (2023)


Further Reading  /  Bibliografías

Books about Paulo Freire
English | By Micaela Ovelar Márquez

     Revista Estudos Universitarios 1963

Bibliografia de Paulo Freire
Português | Por Micaela Ovelar Márquez

Bibliografía de Paulo Freire
Español | Por Micaela Ovelar Márquez



Freedom Schools (In Production)


    Freedom School Prospectcus by Charles Cobb, 1963

Freedom School Prospectcus by Charles Cobb. 1963



Reconstructing Education (In Development)

Download a PDF of the dissertation that inspired the film

   Omar Price, Freedman Schools in Maryland



They Say I’m Your Teacher (2019)

Literacy and Liberation
By Septima Clark, 1964

Writing A Check
SCLC Citizenship Education Program

Depositing Money In the Bank
SCLC Citizenship Education Program

Citizenship Education Program
Brochure SCLC, 1962

Citizenship Schools Class Workbook
Georgia, 1962

Citizenship Education in the “Heart of the Iceberg”
Mississippi, Annell Ponder, SCLC. Undated (probably 1963)

Citizenship Training Workshops
Unsigned, SCLC. Undated 1963

Certificate of Attendance, Victoria Gray, August 1963
Victoria Gray’s Certificate of Attendance, August 1963. Courtesy of Freedom Archives.

Citizenship schools teacher training application form 

Citizenship Schools organizing materials 

Citizenship Schools Class Workbook, generic for all states

Citizenship Schools Activities Ideas & Plans 
SCLC. 1964

SCLC Citizenship Education Program 
Mississippi, Annell Ponder. 1964

COFO Citizenship School flyer 
Mississippi, 1964

Dear Citizenship Teacher 
October 12, 1964

The Citizenship Education Program 
SCLC, Mid-1960s

Political Workshop in Sunflower Led
English | By Mrs. Victoria Gray, SCLC Citizenship Education Report, May 7, 1966

Letter to Secretary of Commerce, Carl Farris
SCLC-CEP. July 25 1967

The Birth of the Citizenship Schools: Entwining the Struggles for Literacy and Freedom
By David Levine

    They Say I’m Your Teacher Discussion Guide


Obsesión: My Song



Cuba Represent album cover


MAESTRA (2012)

MAESTRA 8-min version (video)

Maestra | One Page Promo Flyer


Maestra | High School Study Guide
By Natalia Fernández


  Maestra | Undergraduate Curriculum Guide
By Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies

Map of Cuba Today

Map of Havana 1901



On The 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign
By Jessica English



On Creating Digital Community Oral History Archives
By Jessica English



UNESCO: 1965 Report On The Cuban Literacy Campaign



Women Gender In The 1961 Literacy Campaign
By Ann Halbert-Brooks



Gender & History Journal: An Army of Educators
By Rebecca Herman



Perspectives on The Cuban Literacy Campaign
By Ruth Supko



NACLA Review: Freedom Through A Pencil
By Sujatha Fernández



UnBoxed Article: On The Trail of the Literacy Campaign
By Timoteo Delgado



UNESCO: Understandings Of Literacy



Maestras Voluntarias (2022)


Biografía de Ana Débora Mola


Biografía de Flora Belkis Lescaille


TRANSCRIPT Maestras Voluntarias (English)


Bibliography Maestras Voluntarias


Devyn Spence Benson Book, Chapter 5


José Martí’s Vision for Education by Denni Blum


Jose Martí “Maestros Ambulantes”


Maestra Voluntaria Book Announcement
Español | Por Daura Olema García



Silvio Rodríguez: My First Calling (2020)

Further Reading  /  Bibliografía

Silvio Rodríguez y El Movimiento de La Nueva Trova Cubana
Español | Por Micaela Ovelar Márquez


Discography de Silvio Rodríguez
English | By Micaela Ovelar Márquez


Discografía de Silvio Rodríguez
Español | Por Johan Misler y Lauren Pardo


   Download Accompanying Bibliography




CRUZADA (In Development)