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Educational Reconstruction

Hilary Green


This study examines the ways in which black Richmonders, black Mobilians and their white allies created, developed and sustained a system of African American schools following the Civil War. As partners and circumstances changed over the twenty-five year period, Green argues that urban African Americans never lost sight of their vision of citizenship in their struggle for educational access and legitimacy; and consequently, they successfully enshrined the African American schoolhouse as the fundamental vehicle for distancing themselves from their slave past. The African American schoolhouse em ... More

Keywords: African American education, citizenship, Freedmen’s Bureau, Mobile, Alabama, normal schools, public schools, Reconstruction, Richmond, Virginia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823270118
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hilary Green, author
University of Alabama

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Front Matter

I Envisioning Citizenship and the African American Schoolhouse

II Creating Essential Partnerships and Resources

III Integrating the African American Schoolhouse

IV Perfecting the African American Schoolhouse