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January 22, 1866

Federal legislators demand that southerners integrate schools and colleges in return for the ability to use public land for industrial colleges.

February 26, 1866

The Freedmen's Bureau will continue to operate as Johnson supports its existence despite the Bureau's "corrupt and incapacitated" nature.

May 4, 1866

Congress debates over how the Freedmen's Bureau was able to achieve the funds of eleven million which were originally supposed to be three million. Southern leaders question how they can be robbed of property, education and their way of life, and…

June 1, 1866

The speaker of the Southern Baptist Convention urges that the Gospel, not education or law, can mold blacks into a white society.

June 4, 1866

The New Haven Board of Education votes for keeping black children out of their city public school system. White Southerners question why Stevens is not enforcing the Civil Rights act, calling it a "dead cause".

July 3, 1866

A public school in D.C. for young freedmen is criticized by white Southerners who ridicule the students' lack of knowledge and inability to name any of the Senators who are pushing for their rights and education.

September 4, 1866

A response to District Court Judge Underwood's scathing letter on the treatment of freedmen, their future treatment, and the rights of former rebels. Suggests that without the Freedmen's Bureau and other Republican policies the life of Freedmen in…

September 21, 1866

Realizing that something must be done about educating the African American population of the South, the paper suggests a few possibilities. Most of them center around churches and lack government oversight. Though conceding that African Americans…

October 13, 1866

The Dispatch publishes an opinion editorial that says popular education is the key to true Reconstruction in the south, and that is even more essential for the people of the South to be taught by Southerners, not Northerners.

October 23, 1866

The Dispatch publishes another report on the education available to African-Americans in the city. There are three main schools that are educating black citizens ranging in age from thirteen to thirty. Around 1000 black citizens are enrolled in one…
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