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Harveysburg Free Black School

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: 1831 [unknown]
Location: Harveysburg, Ohiomap
Surnames/tags: Schools African-American
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Harveysburg Free Black School

For a grouping of profiles of persons affiliated with this school, please see Category: Harveysburg Free Black School, Harveysburg, Ohio

Harveysburg Free Black School.

Established in 1831 in Harveysburg, the Harveysburg Free Black School was the first free school for African American children in Ohio. Quakers Dr. Jesse and Elizabeth (Burgess) Harvey founded the school and furnished it with competent teachers and equipment from the east. The school relied on donations, principally from the Grove Monthly Meeting of Friends in Harveysburg, to remain open.

In 1976, the Harveysburg Bicentennial Committee acquired the building and restored it to its original appearance. The Harveysburg Free Black School now serves as the Harveysburg Community Historical Society's headquarters.

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