Report Card

Published:December 7, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe

From the National Archives:

Before the War, most Southern states had laws against educating slaves. The Freedmen’s Bureau and Norther benevolent societies invested heavily in education. They established and supported day, evening, Sunday, and industrial schools. Education was also a high priority within the black communities. Even poor communities often provided land and pay for schools and teachers. This monthly report, dated March 1869, is from Virginia.

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