Education During Slavery

What support did the anti-slavery movement give toward creating schools for blacks?

The anti-slavery movement played an important part in the creation of schools for blacks. In 1787 the Manumission Society founded the New York African Free School; by 1820 more than five hundred black children were enrolled. Support increased as other African Free Schools were established in New York until 1834, when the New York Common Council took over control of the schools.


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