Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Educational Reconstruction$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hilary Green

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780823270118

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823270118.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 17 October 2019

Remaking the Former Confederate Capital

Remaking the Former Confederate Capital

Black Richmonders and the Transition to Public Schools, 1865–1870

Chapter:
(p.15) 1 Remaking the Former Confederate Capital
Source:
Educational Reconstruction
Author(s):

Hilary Green

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270118.003.0002

This chapter traces black Richmonders’ efforts to define the meaning of freedom and citizenship through the African American schoolhouse. Through a network of educational partnerships, black Richmonders successfully developed the Freedmen’s Schools, legitimized African American education in new state constitutions, and laid the foundation for tax-supported public schools. The chapter argues that, overcoming internal fissures and local opposition, black Richmonders and their allies fundamentally transformed African American education from a marginalized institution into a state right of citizenship and imprinted their vision onto the former Confederate capital.

Keywords:   Freedmen’s Schools, public schools, reconstruction state constitutions, Richmond, Virginia, urban South

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .