ERIC Number: EJ748423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Secondary Education and Emancipation: Secondary Schools for Freed Slaves in the American South, 1862-1875
Butchart, Ronald E.; Rolleri, Amy F.
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v40 n1-2 p157-181 Apr 2004
Slavery in the United States denied education to the enslaved. Yet within fifteen years of the beginning of the American Civil War and the freeing of four million American slaves, the freed people and their supporters elaborated a full system of universal education in the South, including over 120 secondary and higher institutions. Historians have overlooked black secondary education as a distinctive part of early black schooling. This article documents the competing ends of black secondary education during Reconstruction, the forms of secondary education that emerged during that period, and the curriculum and pedagogy of the schools. An appendix lists the schools of secondary and higher grade known to have been in operation by 1876.
Descriptors: Historians, Equal Education, War, Slavery, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, African American Education, United States History, Freedom, Civil Rights, Educational History
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States