One type of freedom in chapter 15 of Foners’ book is that African-Americans start their own schools free of white control. They begin teaching and educating the young African-American population because “education” is one of the most important freedoms. It allows you to be more intellectual and smart. A freedman from Mississippi said education was “the next best thing to liberty”.
This freedom of education was realized for a short time. All went smoothly until the idea of mixed race schools came about. There was a lot of segregation and discrimination then which made it hard for African-Americans to feel comfortable. This uncomfortably in turn would make them feel out of place and unwanted in school and won’t allow them to learn properly.
The freedom of education is finally realized in today’s society and has been for quite a while now. There is equal opportunity and equal enrollment. People are able to learn freely, regardless of race, sex or religion. I believe all people in America are equal and everyone has the same opportunity as anyone else out there.