1865 Garrison public personality Separate schools

March 24, 1865 This article indicates that a bill for Equal School Rights has passed the House of Representatives, and though action by the Senate has been postponed until the…

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1865 Separate schools

1864 Separate schools

March 11, 1864 This article signed by “D.B. H.”, from Providence tells of discussion in the House “Committee of Education”, of a petition by three hundred colored citizens, asking for…

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1864 Separate schools

December 13, 1861 At a recent meeting of the School Committee, Charles W. Slack, who had submitted the report and bill by which “separate schools” had been abolished six years…

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1861 Separate schools

1860 Separate schools

1860 Rhode Island Separate schools

January 29, 1858 There is a column about a Special Meeting of the School Committee, in Providence, in which there is debate about “colored schools”. In another column the editor…

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1858 Separate schools

December 11, 1857 William Cooper Nell calls again for abandonment of separate schools for colored children, including in his appeal, reference to an article in the Providence Journal, which speaks…

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1857 Separate schools

February 20, 1857 William Cooper Nell writes on Feb 16, and recounts “cheering indications” of events which “should stimulate the friends of humanity to continued well-doing, for success will ultimately…

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1857 Separate schools

December 28, 1855 The story of a presentation to Nell for his efforts on behalf of Equal School Rights.  The gathering is at the Southac Street church, and includes, a…

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1855 Nell, William Cooper Separate schools Smith School

1855 Separate schools Smith School

August 17, 1855 William Cooper Nell has an article about the last days of the separate school, the Smith School.  The article notes the “lack of zeal for examination day,…

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1855 Nell, William Cooper Separate schools Smith School

1855 Separate schools

November 10, 1854 Here is an account of the case brought by Mr. Pindall, whose son has been ejected from a school on grounds of his color.  The decision affirms…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Nell, William Cooper Petition Drives Separate schools

August 18, 1854 Here is a Report of the Committee on Public Instruction, presented to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, May 22.  There is discussion of the exclusion from…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Nell, William Cooper Separate schools

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Nell, William Cooper Separate schools

March 19, 1852 A letter addressed to the Editor, dated March 10, 1852, from Waltham, is signed “J.M.L.”  The writer expresses “impatience to see some movement of the colored citizens…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1852 Separate schools Smith School

April 26, 1850 The friends of this reform met at the Belknap Street Church, and passed resolutions of surprise at the wrongful Massachusetts Supreme Court decision, including one resolution which…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Separate schools

April 26, 1850 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided that Sarah had not been “unlawfully excluded from public school instruction”.  Comment by the editor: “This decision of the Court fills…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Roberts Case Separate schools

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Juvenile Department Separate schools

February 15, 1850 Here is a letter addressed to the Editor, from Thomas Paul Smith. Here are excerpts:  “We are colored men, exposed alike to prejudice and oppression; our interests…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Separate schools Smith School

December 14, 1849 From the Boston Courier of Dec. 5, is an account of the arguments presented to the Court re. the Roberts case.  The arguments made by Charles Sumner…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Roberts Case Separate schools

September 21, 1849 An article signed, “W.C.N.”, (William Cooper Nell) regrets the action of the School Committee, which has voted to continue the separate Smith School. They have acted, in…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Nell, William Cooper Separate schools Smith School

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Separate schools

August 10, 1849      July 23 a large number of people were present.  Among the resolutions passed:  “… that all ‘exclusive schools’ are injurious to the welfare of the community,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Separate schools Smith School

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Separate schools Smith School

December 24, 1847 An article critical of Mann, who, it claims, has not given aid to the campaign for equal school rights for colored children.  He has not helped either…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Mann, Horace Separate schools

August 21, 1846 The majority and minority reports  of the Primary School Committee are included here. One comment is on the argument that, because the colored community asked for the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1846 Separate schools

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1846 Separate schools

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Separate schools

March 7, 1845 A notice that the State Senate has passed “the law asked by the friends of the colored people, in relation to public schools.” 

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Nantucket Separate schools

February 14, 1845 Here is notice from Nantucket, of a meeting in the Town Hall to promote “abolition of caste in our public schools”   It was resolved, “That the colored…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Nantucket Separate schools

August 2, 1844 A committee of parents offer a report in which they express a sense that “the relation of Mr. Forbes towards the Smith School should cease….”  Signed by…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Forbes, Abner Separate schools Smith School

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Forbes, Abner Separate schools Smith School

July 12, 1844 From the Nantucket Telegraph Here an article asserts an opinion against the right of the state to have separate schools for colored children, expressed in resolutions by the School…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Separate schools

June 28, 1844 Here is an article about the “proceedings of our coloured fellow-citizens, in regard to their constitutional rights, and to the Smith School and its teacher, Mr. Abner…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Forbes, Abner Separate schools Smith School