Black & Educated


There was a time when Blacks were denied an education and punished for attempting to be educated. Now! There are many who deny education and make no attempts to be educated…

MissLIV

1867

 

History shows that  to be black and educated was a NO! NO!. In order to keep a group of people in bondage, ignorance had to be the tool to control a people into believing that they had no rights and that their lives didn’t matter.  To be educated in those days meant that an African-American child and/or adult would become a potential  threat.

They knew education was the key to success and that once a man, woman and child became educated the chains of bondage and slavery would no longer hold any  value….

Pictured above is a photo taken from one of my many book collections at my home of a group of African-American children sneaking to read a book. As I sat and ate dinner I glanced at the picture of black children studying their lessons on a Southern street corner in 1867 (The Encyclopedia of African-American Heritage…

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