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Title: Elevator - June 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer tells his readers that of all the rights due to every citizen, the right to education is the most important. At this point, African American children are receiving a rudimentary education at best and this needs to be changed. He stresses the pros and cons of segregated schools where they exist. He emphasizes that education by white teachers who may instill a sense of inferiority in African American children is better than no education at all.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Civil rights; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: abolitionists; children; Civil rights; education; equal rights; Livingstone Institute; San Jose school; school; segregation; teachers; youth

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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