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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 ACCESS TO LEARNING: Schools and Education during Reconstruction Essential Question: What part did education play in giving freed slaves a role and voice in society? 39% 1980 2014 tap and hold to changethis text! tap and hold to changethis text! Historical Significance: Learning to read became a major goal for many freed slaves. Educated slaves sided with Union anti slavery people and joined abolition groups to speak about the horrors of slavery. Education could be found through missionaries or black schools started by Twitchell and protected by Freedman's Bureau. Historical Context: Before and during th Civil War, slaves were not allowed an education. Slave masters believed that learning to read and write would help slaves free themselves and give them a voice. If they could not read the newspaper they would not hear the northerners actions. Key Figures: - Andrew Johnson: president during Reconstruction (oversaw) - S. J. Lee: lists improvements to education system - Robert Moore: brought light to social injustices in Tennessee - Homer Plessy: brought inequality in black facilities such as schools to light - Ulysses S. Grant: 1871, placed troops to quell violence - John Singleton: helped to decide the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was unconstitutional Key Terms: - Freedman's Bureau: establishment to aid the free slaves in the south - Republicanism: everyone had more say, government was under authority of the people it governed - American Missionary Association: established 11 colleges in the south for the education of freedmen
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