Education in the Emancipation Era
The Learning Resource Division, Building 41, Room 104, University of the District of Columbia 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suddenly free, with little or no means to feed themselves, without shelter, no means of self-support, and literally owning nothing but the clothes on their backs, newly freed enslaved people now faced another insurmountable challenge to their very existence. As part of the ongoing Fannie Lou Hamer/Ella Baker Lecture Series, Howard University Public History Graduate Student Dianne Anderson will present "Telling Our Story, Sharing Our History," a look at her research in the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Archives and the efforts of the community of formerly enslaved persons to overcome these tremendous hurdles, cultural conditioning, illiteracy and economic deprivation through education. Part of the Howard University Lecture Series.