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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November 10, 1854 The Herald reports that “the Smith School is in bad condition -” but little progress, slim attendance and bad discipline are its characteristics.  There are eighty scholars…

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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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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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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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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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August 30, 1844 Here is a notice that Forbes has been re-appointed to the Smith School by the general school committee; he received 12 votes, while Thomas Paul, had 7…

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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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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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