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Subtitle: Our Schools.

Title: Elevator - June 23, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editorial focuses on racial prejudice in public schools. The writer tells his readers that J. B. Sanderson, an African American school principal, has been removed from his job and replaced with a female principal. The writer learned that the reason for this was that the school board could not find a qualified African American female assistant principal, and that they could not allow a white woman to work for an African American boss.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

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

Keywords: Board of Education; Civil rights; education; equal rights; prejudice; principal; teachers

People: Cemeron, Augusta S.; Richards, John H.; Sanderson, J. B., d. 1875; Washburn, Georgina

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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