Separate and Unequal: African American Students in Seat Pleasant, Maryland Digital History ID 4165

Separate and Unequal: African American Students in Seat Pleasant, Maryland

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: cph 3e02156
Annotation: The 1896 court ruling in Plessy v Ferguson ushered in an era of "separate but equal" facilities and treatment for blacks and whites. In the area of education, it was felt that the children of former slaves would be better served if they attended their own schools and in their own communities. These images of schools for black students show that facilities were separate but never equal. -From the Library of Congress
Year: 1935

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