Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #20 from Freedmen's Bureau School Reports, 1869-1870

Report Date April 1870
Location Forktown District, Wicomico Co. (previously Somerset), Maryland
School Name and Classification Asbury, Intermediate day
Length of Session March 10 -June 10 1870
Reporting Administrator Isaiah W. Somers (B)
School Ownership Freedmen
Sponsorship Penna Freedmen's Relief, Freedmen ($10)
Enrollment and Average Attendance 48 total (16 male, 32 female), 24 avg attendance
Previous Report's Enrollment 43
Number of White Pupils
Number of Students Freed Before Civil War 34
Courses and Enrollment Alphabet-1 Advanced Reading-15 Geography-12 Arithmetic-34 Higher Branches-2 Writing-37 Needle Work-3
Students with Basic Literacy 23
Additional Schools Sabbath school with 4 teachers, 40 enrolled
Public Sentiment "About medium"
Noted Closures "School was closed on Easter Monday as holiday"
Teacher's Remarks x
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