The Smith School

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 of Boston, in relation to the Smith School …although .they are extremely indignant at the idea of emigrating to Liberia, they are doing their utmost to colonize themselves in Boston….. it is surprising that any parent will allow his child to enter the Smith School. The present General Court is considered to be favorable to freedom, and I trust that no time will be lost by the colored citizens in making a strong effort for equal school rights.”