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

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Record #29 from Freedmen's Bureau School Reports, 1869-1870

Report Date April 1870
Location Laurel, Sussex CO., Delaware
School Name and Classification No. 11 Laurel
Length of Session April 1 - 29
Reporting Administrator Mary Black (B)
School Ownership School trustees
Sponsorship Freedmen ($8.60), an educational society (unnamed)
Enrollment and Average Attendance 44 total, 30 avg attendance
Previous Report's Enrollment 54
Number of White Pupils
Number of Students Freed Before Civil War 30
Courses and Enrollment Alphabet-2 Advanced Reading-9 Geography-15 Arithmetic-17 Higher Branches-0 Writing-0 Needle Work-0*
Students with Basic Literacy 22
Additional Schools Sabbath school with 9 teachers and 40 enrolled
Public Sentiment x
Noted Closures x
Teacher's Remarks x
Transcriber's Notes The quantity 30 was written under students taking needlework but there is an indication that it was meant for the following row, which denotes students free before the war

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