Colored Scholars in the Boston Schools

August 3, 1860

A brief article from W.C. Nell, tells of Mary Louise Lockley, of the Bowdoin School, who has had the honor of being the first recipient of a City Medal.  He comments on one fine scholar who had to leave school because of illness.  “Parents cannot too highly appreciate the advantages afforded to their children in the Boston school houses…they should be willing to make sacrifices, many and often, that the rising generation may thus acquire that knowledge which is power.”