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Colored Scholars Learning Their Lessons on the Street
Original Author: Unknown
Created: May 25, 1867
Medium: Engraving

Colored Scholars Learning Their Lessons on the Street

An engraving published on the front page of the May 25, 1867, edition of Harper's Weekly, depicts young African American students studying their lessons on the street. The students attended a school established by the Bureau for Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. According to the accompanying article titled "Educating the Freedmen," the Freedmen's schools "are firmly established and successful, are now seldom interrupted by the rebels, and the scoffing papers have been forced into silence." 

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