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We Should Never Forget Why We Needed A Floating Freedom School

When a law banned teaching Black people to read and write, John Berry Meachum got creative

Ben Campbell Steamship | [between 1852 and 1860] | Photo Credit | Libary of Congress

The story of White people interfering with Black people’s ability to live and learn freely seems deeply embedded in America’s cultural landscape. We have…




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Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar ♥︎ bylines @ Zora, Level, Momentum, GEN, EICCultured, AfroSapiophile, CoFounder of #WEOC ☕️

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