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February 2019

How the North brought Education to the South before, during and after the Civil War.

February 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shepherd Park Public Library,
7420 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20012 United States
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                  During and after the Civil War, Union officers and missionaries expanded literacy and skills in the south, resulting in a great rise in the reading population and creating schools, some of which exist today.  A school established in a Washington, D.C. army barracks in 1864 is still going strong. Fisk, Hampton, Howard and Shaw are among the universities that rose in the first five years after the war.  Within ten years…

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