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Freedmen's Teacher Project

Freedmen's Teacher Project

As southern African Americans emerged from slavery during the Civil War, they immediately established schools for themselves and their children across the South. Between 1861 and 1876, thousands of teachers, black and white, northerners and southerners, taught in the freed people’s schools. The Freedmen's Teacher Project holds biographical data on nearly 12,000 of the teachers. Users may extract data on individuals or groups to answer questions of their own and may contribute new data -- photos, letters, factual information, etc. -- to the database.

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