Education bill filed in Massachusetts House of Representatives

March 30, 1855

The report of the Committee on Education cites numerous reasons why the city of Boston must not continue its practice of assigning colored children to separate schools.  The several arguments against this practice are cited, with numerous previous committee actions, and personal testimonies.  The committee files an act which says that, “In determining the qualifications of scholars to be admitted into any public school or any district school in this Commonwealth, no distinction shall be made on account of the race, color, or religious opinions of the applicant or scholar.”