The Normal School for Colored Girls (1851)

  • Kamaria Excell
  • Andrea D. Lewis


This chapter highlights the education of African American women during a time when it was rare for them to receive an education. The chapter speaks of Myrtilla Miner, a White abolitionist, who had a mission to open a school for formerly enslaved girls and women. Met with much opposition, Miner’s fight for the establishment of a school and its eventual impact is chronicled.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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