"Act to Establish and Maintain a Uniform System of Public Free Schools"
African Americans, education, segregation
Virginia's General Assembly passed an act to create the state's first public school system on July 11, 1870. Section 47 of the act required that "white and colored persons shall not be taught in the same school, but in separate schools, under the same general regulations as to management, usefulness, and efficiency. . . ."
Virginia General Assembly
Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia, Passed at the Session of 1869–'70 (1870), 402-417.
Richmond, Va.: James E. Goode, Printer
July 11, 1870
Library of Virginia
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