Revisiting the Freedom School.
One of the photos that I’ve gotten the most questions about that people see at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home and Museum in Mansfield, Missouri is the large log cabin with Rose Wilder Lane Hall on it near the end of the exhibit. This building is part of the Freedom School, a Libertarian institute in the 1960s which Rose Wilder Lane strongly supported. She wrote to Herbert Hoover urging his support, which he politely declined, and donated money herself. She also spoke at the school and the only known recording of Rose Wilder Lane’s voice, sadly no longer available for sale, was a copy with a lot of background noise of a speech she made there.
Connie Neumann, a fellow LIWLRA board member, has made a study of Laura connections to her state of Colorado and has even tracked down the former Freedom School campus. The…
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