"they want to send their children to school"


Teachers reported to the Freedmen’s Bureau monthly listing information such as the number of students enrolled in their school, sources of financial support, and what subjects students were studying. Despite their impoverished condition, African Americans contributed as best they could to support education in their communities. It is reported by this teacher that "the people are not able to pay the tuition, but they want to send their children to school."

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands


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