Equal School Privileges in Rhode Island

February 24, 1860

A brief article refers to the continuing attempt to seek “abolition of the colored or caste schools of that State.”   While the movement to abolish those schools is growing in favor, recently the legislature has voted against a bill which urged that change.  “The agitation for equal school rights in Rhode Island will not die, and sooner or later, there as here, shall there be known, under the School laws, no distinctions of color, race, condition or sex.  Renewed effort will speed that day.”