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  • How might Freedom Schools promote educational equity in Illinois?

    Portrait of Jon Hale dressed in a suit and tie

    Jon Hale is an educational history professor who studies Freedom Schools, a grassroots network of schools that originated during Reconstruction and currently offers rigorous summer programs that promote educational equity, community engagement and economic empowerment.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s note: To contact Jon Hale, call 217-333-0807; email