School for Emancipated Slave Children, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1866

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Harper's Weekly (June 23, 1866), p. 392. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Caption, "Primary School for Freedmen, in charge of Mrs. Green, at Vicksburg, Mississippi." Illustration accompanies an article describing the racial atmosphere of Mississippi as not being conducive to the learning environment of blacks. The teacher, Mrs. Green, is one of a few whites who believes in the education of "Negroes," but other whites in the community are suspicous of this new situation.