The Smith School – Meeting of Colored Citizens

August 18, 1848

An article about a meeting at the Belknap St. Meeting House, with a large attendance, on July 31.  Resolutions passed include one which says that the Smith School “should be considered as a great public nuisance, and ought to be immediately abolished”, and another which says, “That as we all belong to one common family, having one common cause, it is our belief that separate schools for the education of children are injurious in their effects upon society, and ought to be abolished..”   Those present at the meeting include T.P. Smith, J.T. Hilton, B.F. Roberts,  Rev. Grimes.