The Citizenship Project

Education: The Key to Freedom

Episode 7 | 28m | Video has closed captioning.

Education: The Key to Freedom documents the impressive strides by former slaves to gain an education in postbellum Tennessee. Not only were thousands learning to read and write, they soon had access to higher education as several Black colleges opened across the state. Despite court-ordered desegregation efforts, the integration of public schools remains an elusive goal to this day.

Aired: 02/24/22

Rating: NR

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The Citizenship Project is a local public television program presented by NPT.

"Education: The Key to Freedom" is made possible by: The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, Amazon, Diversified Trust. Additional support provided by: Cat Financial, Citizens Savings Bank & Trust Company, Delta Dental of Tennessee, Regions Bank and Walmart.