How This Country’s Historical Efforts to Prevent the Education of Black People Have Continued Into the 21st Century

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As we all know, it was illegal for slaves to learn to read and write during slavery. Even free blacks living in the north before the Civil War were forced to walk long distances from their homes, often passing white schools on their way, to attend the one school designated to educate blacks.

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