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African Free School

Woodson, Carter Godwin , The Negro in our history. (published [c1927]), Washington, D.C., The Associated Publishers, Inc. [c1927]

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division

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African Free School

The African Free School was founded in 1787 by the New York Manumission Society. Most students were the children of enslaved parents. The school educated thousands of children.

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  2. Introduction
  3. Celebrations in New York
  4. Celebrations in Philadelphia
  5. Celebrations in Boston
  6. Africa and Africans
  7. New Issues
  8. The End of the Celebrations
  9. The Legacy of the Celebrations
  10. Bibliography

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