Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Seen Along the Way - The Drayden School
From: bjq1 at (Barney Quinn)
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:42:15 -0400

This is the Drayden school, a one room school house built in 1890 for black 
children. One teacher taught grades 1 through 7 and there were often 40 
children trying to learn in this small building. It was in use until 1944. 
That stuns because it means this building was in use as a school during my 
lifetime! Black children in Maryland were not allowed to attend high school 
until 1934. Once a black child finished the seventh grade that was more or 
less it for his or her education. Very, very tragic.

Comments and criticisms welcome!


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