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End of Slavery poster (detail)

End of Slavery Poster (detail)


End of Slavery poster (detail).

Part of the caption below the picture reads:
Emancipation meant a chance to receive an education. (Emancipation was the end of slavery when slaves were freed).

The picture seems to show, ex-slaves in Charleston, South Carolina , America, being eduacted. Most slaves were deprived of an education whilst working for their owners. This left them with few skills with which to build their new lives after Emancipation. To receive an education was very important.

Contributed by John Judkyn Memorial.

Date: c1860s

Copyright: The American Museum in Britain, Bath

Object ID:74.179.2

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