You can support the mission of the 1619 Freedom School with a tax-deductible donation today. We are committed to providing a compassionate and empowering learning space where students and teachers collaborate to improve literacy skills and develop a love for reading and books through liberating instruction centered on Black American history.

Brenna Norman for the Center for Public Integrity

Buy Books for the 1619 Freedom School’s Liberation Library!

For $1,000, you can buy a shelf of books for the Liberation Library. Donors who buy a shelf will have a nameplate included on the funded shelf.
For $300, you can buy a student’s personal library for their enjoyment at home.

You can also buy one or more books directly from the school's Amazon wishlist. Purchased books will be sent directly to the school.
Brenna Norman for the Center for Public Integrity

Donations are tax-deductible

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is a 501c3 and serves as the fiscal sponsor for the 1619 Freedom School, meaning that your gift to the Freedom School is tax-deductible.

Our Funders

The 1619 Freedom School would not be possible without the generous support of our founding funders.