St. John United Methodist Church

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Narrator: Cameron Rackley

Historical Narration: Retelling by Kiara Brown on behalf of Lillie Easton.

Another Freedom School, St. John United Methodist Church held literacy and debate classes and taught students to understand the U.S. Constitution and their rights. Reverend L.P. Ponder served as pastor of both St. John United Methodist Church and Bentley Chapel UMC during this time.


Lillie Easton was a young girl when she attended classes during Freedom Summer. She recounts her memories from the movement on the audio tour, including interactions with Freedom Workers she is still in contact with today.