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Archives & Manuscripts

African Americans -- Education -- Southern States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Friends Freedmen's Association photograph album, 1863 - 1892

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-141
Scope and Contents This disassembled photograph album depicts students in various classes and places in some of the schools supported by the Association.

Friends Freedmen's Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-024
Overview Friends' Freedmen's Association was an organization of Philadelphia Quakers founded in 1863 as Friends' Association of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity, for the Relief of Colored Freemen. Its purpose was to provide relief and education to freed slaves during and after the Civil War. The name was changed circa 1873. From 1947-1955 the Association supported black students in schools and summer work camps. From 1955-1970 the income from investments was used to provide grants for scholarship to needy...