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Washington County Schools. What Readjustment Has Done for the Poor Man.
Original Author: Readjuster Party of Virginia
Created: 1884
Medium: Broadside

Washington County Schools. What Readjustment Has Done for the Poor Man.

An 1884 broadside produced by the Readjuster Party of Virginia urges voters in Washington County to consider "What Readjustment Has Done for the Poor Man." The party claimed that during Readjuster rule the number of white schools in the county had increased from 7, with 337 students, to 101, with 5,113 students; likewise, the number of African American schools in the county had increased from 1, with 55 students, to 15, with 669 students. The broadside encouraged those who want a "Free Ballot! … Free School for your children! … [and] Low Taxes for your Property!" to vote for the Readjuster Party.

Citation: Washington County Schools. What Readjustment Has Done for the Poor Man. Broadside 1884 .R43. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

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