New PDF release: African-American/Afro-Canadian Schooling: From the Colonial

By Charles L. Glenn (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0230119506

ISBN-13: 9780230119505

ISBN-10: 1349295787

ISBN-13: 9781349295784

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8 There were missionary efforts in the South to educate free Blacks as well, often through catechetical classes held at different hours than those for White children. ” 9 Quakers maintained a school for Blacks in Alexandria, Virginia by 1764,10 as well as a number of free schools for Blacks in the North. 11 In Charleston, the Anglican SPG purchased two slaves, trained them to teach, and built a schoolhouse where, from 1744 to 1764, they taught children during the day and adults in the evening.

77 An Anglican organization, The Associates of the Late Dr. Bray, established a school for free Blacks in 1758 in Philadelphia, and in the 1780s, they gave financial support to several small schools for Blacks in Nova Scotia, subsidizing teachers and schoolbooks but requiring that the local Black community provide the buildings. ” Nor were Anglicans the only supporters of such schools; in Philadelphia the Quaker Monthly Meeting, in 1770, started a class for the slaves of Quakers who were being prepared for manumission and for free Blacks78 and, urged on by Anthony Benezet, opened a school for Black children in 1774, with free tuition.

1. The enslaved Black population of the United States tripled over the next thirty years and, with emancipation legislation in most northern states, came to be heavily concentrated in the South. 5 percent of the national population, heavily concentrated in the South. This change occurred primarily through natural increase, in contrast with Latin America and the West Indies, where the conditions of slavery were less favorable to the birth and raising of children. S. ” This missionary society sought to develop literacy so that slaves “could participate in a book-based liturgy and catechism” characteristic of Anglicanism.

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