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Collection Reference Number GLC06232.15
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1863 
Title First annual report of the educational commission for freedmen.
Date May 1863
Author Educational Commission for Freedmen (Boston, Mass.)  
Additional authors Andrew, John A. (John Albion) (1818-1867)
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Printed by Prentiss & Deland. Discusses the Port Royal Experiment, in which former slaves successfully worked on land abandoned by plantation owners on islands off the coast of South Carolina. Includes a report of the committee of teachers sent to Port Royal: "The instruction most needed by the blacks was not in the knowledge of school books, but in that which should lead them to appreciate the advantages of civilized life, to relinquish many of the habits and customs of slavery, and to learn the duties and responsibilities of free men." John Albion Andrew was chosen as President of the commission.
Subjects Education Reform  Slave Life  Education  African American History  Freemen  Civil Rights  Confederate States of America  Union Forces  Slavery  
People Educational Commission for Freedmen  Andrew, John Albion (1818-1867)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Education
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Andrew was Governor of Massachusetts 1861-1866, and was instrumental in the creation of some of the earliest black regiments to fight in the Civil War.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945