Freedmen in Louisiana
January 1, 1867
Man, fights for the religious freedom of the newly freed African-Americans in the state of Louisiana
General Howard, superintendent of the Freedmen's Bureau, had had two long interviews with Bishop Wilmer, the new Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana, respecting the education and religious care of the freedmen. The General says Bishop Wilmer's views on this subject more nearly coincide with his own than any whom he has had communication with, and constitute a plan of operations which if carried out in Louisiana would benefit all.
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“Freedmen in Louisiana,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed September 19, 2017, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/473.