Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2014/10/05

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Seen Along the Way - The Drayden School
From: photo at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2014 17:31:08 +0200
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Truly sad and incredible, indeed. Thanks for the history lesson!


Nathan Wajsman

Alicante, Spain



On 29 Sep 2014, at 02:42, Barney Quinn <bjq1 at> wrote:

> 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!
> Barney
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