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Sabbath Schools

  • Kyran Danielle Brooks
  • Nicole A. Taylor
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Abstract

This chapter highlights the accomplishments and historical significance of Sabbath schools, which provided a means for newly freed slaves to attend school. The Sabbath schools were usually operated on Sundays and taught African Americans how to read and write. Sabbath schools were open to both children and adults. The chapter also offers a critical analysis of the role Sabbath schools had in contributing to the growth and development of education in the African American community, especially as it relates to slavery and reconstructionism in America.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spelman CollegeAtlantaUSA

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