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Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools

 
 
Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools Marker
Inscription.
(front)
Cavalry

There were seven cavalry regiments in the Bureau of the United States Colored Troops.

Unknown Soldier
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
(back)
With Freedom Came Their Schools

After the Civil War, African Americans established hundreds of schools. African American legislators in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi were instrumental in establishing the public schools in their respective states. In the last four decades of the 19th century, scores of colleges and vocational schools were established to educate and train the newly-freed. Howard University emerged as the most comprehensive research institution of these "historically black colleges and universities" (HBCU). The local community and schools around Howard benefited greatly from the university's resources and activities. In spite of the segregation of schools in the early 20th century, African American schools in the District, such as Dunbar High School, were among the best public schools in the country.

(captions, clockwise from top left)
Class at Frelinghuysen University, 1930: Frelinghuysen was established for the education of working adults. It was accredited and conferred degrees
Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools Marker
from 1927 until 1937.
Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History Archives


Garnet Patterson Junior High School, 1953.
Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History Archives


Class of 1935, Miner Teachers College: in 1863, Congress granted a charter to open the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth. The school opened in 1865. From 1871 to 1876, it was associated with Howard University. As Miner Normal School, it became a part of the District school system in 1879. It was renamed Miner Teachers College in 1929.
Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History Archives


Main building, Howard University, 1900: General O. O. Howard founded the University in 1867 while he was Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Class of 1939, Cardozo High School: The school was established as a business school in 1933. In 1950, it moved from 8th and Rhode Island, NW, to 13th and Clifton, NW.
Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History Archives


Dunbar High School, 1920: Originally established as the Preparatory High School for Negro Youth in 1870, it was M Street
Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
3. Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools Marker
High School from 1891 to 1916 before being named for Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.
Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History Archives


Freedmen's Village, established in the summer of 1862.
Courtesy of the National Archives

Class of 1930, Shaw Junior High School Night School: The school was named in honor of Colonel Robert G. Shaw of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored).
Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History Archives


May Day at Garrison Elementary School, 1932: Garrison School is currently located on the site of the headquarters compound of Camp Barker.
Scurlock Studio
Courtesy of the National Museum of American History Archives

 
Erected by African American Civil War Museum.
 
Location. 38° 54.984′ N, 77° 1.506′ W. Marker is in Shaw, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Vermont Avenue NW south of U Street NW, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located outside the African American Civil War Memorial & Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1939 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Infantry / With Freedom Came Their Churches (here, next to this marker); Artillery / With Freedom Came Their Cultural Icons (here, next to this marker); Musicians / With Freedom Came Their Businesses (a few steps from this marker); Pioneers / With Freedom Came Their Community (a few steps from this marker); Sailors / With Freedom Came the Greater YOU (a few steps from this marker); African American Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named African American Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scurlock Studio Site (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shaw.
 
Also see . . .  African American Civil War Memorial & Museum. (Submitted on February 6, 2018.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationIndustry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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