Freedmen -- Services for -- Southern States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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...
Abstract This collection includes letters and papers concerning the shipment of clothing to Freedmen in Virginia. A letter from Lydia H. Atkinson gives information on the reception of the goods and their dispersal. Lists of specific items sent are also included.