@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
DescriptionImage of a sketch depicting a classroom in a Reconstruction-era school in the South. African American children of varying age are gathered in groups around the room, and several teachers stand among them. At the far left, a teacher supervises two students writing on a chalkboard.Many newly freed slaves took advantage of the educational opportunities offered to them during Reconstruction. Often affiliated with black churches of the time, these schools were usually founded by teachers from the North.
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