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Recommendation to fund school for indigent black children, New Orleans, 1862

Recommendation to fund school for indigent black children, New Orleans, 1862

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Maine Historical Society

Among the institutions in the city that sought support were schools -- as well as services for indigent children.

Jo. Carter, superintendent of New Orleans schools, wrote a report recommending that a school for children of color receive funding like public schools.

He also wrote that there were 15 or more additional schools for black children, but that the one in question was the only charitable one. It was known as the Catholic Institution for the Instruction of Indigent Colored Orphans, but he wrote that it was open to children who were not black.

He also wrote, "The time may not be far distant, when, Public Schools for the colored children, shall be established or annexed, to the white schools under the direction of this Bureau..."


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