Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Today in Black History: Pulling for Education

In March of 1835, 28 white students and 14 black students began classes at the newly established Noyes Academy in Canaan, New Hampshire.

On August 10, 1835, white residents of Canaan, New Hampshire, with the help of residents of neighboring towns and "nearly one hundred yoke of oxen," forcibly removed Noyes Academy from its foundation. They pulled the school to a swamp just outside of town.

Photo:  Old school house in Williamston, NC. 
By:  S Bess
Sources:  blackfacts.com and wikipedia.org
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Corve DaCosta said...


neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

We've all come a long way, haven't we? I hope the children of today appreciate what our forefathers - here, in the Caribbean, in the US - did to get education for future generations.

That is such a sweet little school house.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thanks for visiting Corve!

@GG- unfortunately, there are only a few who understand the history. The problem is that the educational system today in the US is "teaching to the test." In other words, it's all politics and getting the students ready for standardize testing. The teachers are handcuffed and unable to really "teach." When I was in the classroom, I managed to get some "teaching" done, but it was at my own risk.

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