Colored School Question in Providence

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 equal school rights. The article lists three major objections stated in the discussion.  One objection asserts that the colored children, in school with white children, would be subjected to prejudice, and another fear expressed was that the school system would be broken up, because some wealthy whites would refuse to pay school taxes.  The writer concludes that these are “flimsy and shameless negations”, and that “the end of such objections is near”.