Schools for the colored

Kathryn Hickerson (1933-2006)

My particular interest is in the regions of the northern “free” states that bordered the slave states as places where unique concentrations of black settlements occurred during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In these rural areas, black towns and settlements served the UGRR in a region that was easily reached by southern slave catchers. Throughout the reconstruction, post-reconstruction, and Jim Crow era they became transitional communities with strong ties to a southern way of life. These settlements were also bridges to the black neighborhoods of the urban north

Wendel White – Schools for the Colored