African Americans in Front of Piano Digital History ID 2597|
Credit: The New York Public Library
Media type: photograph
Annotation: At the beginning of the 20th century, some 44.5 percent of all African American adults were illiterate. In 1915, South Carolina spent one-twelfth as much on the education of a black child as on a white child. In 1916, only 19 black youths were enrolled in public high schools in North Carolina and 310 were enrolled in Georgia.
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