106The James Lawson Freedom School is ready to launch.

After a year and a half ruminating and discussing the plight of children and education in Allentown in many a circle, Pastor Gregory Edwards- Sr. Pastor of the Resurrected Life Community Church and CEO of the Resurrected Community Development Corporation (RCDC), is finally realizing his vision for a Freedom School. In partnership with the Children's Defense Fund, The James Lawson Freedom School will officially open its doors this summer 2014 to its first students with equal representation from Allentown's elementary, middle, and high schools.

James Morris Lawson Jr. is an American activist and a university professor. He was the leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the American Civil Rights Movement.

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1005New Allentown summer program seeks to help the undereducated.

A new summer learning program is coming to Allentown with the hopes of targeting undereducated children, particularly those who come from disadvantaged environments.

A Freedom School serving elementary, middle and high school-age children will open in July at the Resurrected Life Education and Enrichment Center at 114 N. Ninth St. in Allentown.

The school is neither a charter school nor is it affiliated with the Allentown School District but rather is part of a nationwide movement of summer and after-school learning programs rooted in the American civil rights movement.

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