Excerpt from Galveston Daily News, July 5, 1879

“Within a few of the cities and towns of the south schools have been maintained for colored children, but in the rural districts, where the great masses of our people follow agriculture, there has been no opportunities for general education. We therefore justly infer from the universal opposition of our former masters to the general education of our race, that they desire to perpetuate our ignorance and poverty in order to control our labor and retain our people in a state of vassalage and dependency.16”

  • 16 Galveston Daily News, July 5, 1879
  • P.51, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

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