The African American community created schools to train civil rights activists in effective methods of non-violent protest, voter registration, literacy and the like. Education and training was one way that helped African Americans gain back their freedom not only legally but most importantly… mentally. The training helped them approach the judicial system educated and informed of their rights, equality and prepared them to face the repercussions of asking for this basic right. Asking for their rights came with the price of harassment, abuse, lynching and many other forms of violence and aggression from the police and the rest of the Caucasian community in that day. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and many other leaders also went to similar schools to be taught and trained in non-violence, social change, pacifism, etc. The following are just a few pictures from the schools created to help educate and train African Americans in becoming civil rights activists.