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Educational Progress in Virginia—The Schools for Colored Children in Richmond.
Original Author: C. Upham, artist
Created: July 21, 1883
Medium: Colored engravings

Educational Progress in Virginia—The Schools for Colored Children in Richmond.

A page from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, published on July 21, 1883, includes a montage of colored engravings depicting school life for Black children in Virginia. The illustrations, at top, show the all-Black Navy Hill School in Richmond, which was established at the end of the Civil War and later became the first Richmond public school to employ Black teachers. At the bottom of the page, teachers ring a school bell to summon students, while others teach inside a classroom. Navy Hill became prominent for the caliber of both its teachers and its students.