Schools for Blacks

Darrel E. Bigham

in On Jordan’s Banks

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123660
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134741 | DOI:
Schools for Blacks

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This chapter examines the education and schools for African Americans established in states along the Ohio River during the post-war years. It suggests that education, in essence, provided a fragile but vital means of individual and collective advancement. Though African American schools by contemporary standards were decidedly inferior in quality, they attracted dedicated teachers who served as role models for their students and as leaders in religious and civic affairs. Despite racial segregation, African Americans were able to get quality education.

Keywords: education; schools; African Americans; Ohio River; collective advancement; racial segregation

Chapter.  12597 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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