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

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Record #48 from Freedmen's Bureau School Reports, 1869-1870

Report Date April 1870
Location Salisbury, Wicomico Co., Maryland
School Name and Classification Salisbury, mixed grade day school
Length of Session Oct 1869 - June 1870
Reporting Administrator E.M. Laurtin(B)
School Ownership The people
Sponsorship New England [educational society], Freedmen
Enrollment and Average Attendance 41 (11 male, 30 female), 38 avg attendance
Previous Report's Enrollment 47
Number of White Pupils
Number of Students Freed Before Civil War 21
Courses and Enrollment Alphabet-0 Advanced Reading-31 Geography-20 Arithmetic-30 Higher Branches-0 Writing-24 Needle Work-0
Students with Basic Literacy 10
Additional Schools Sabbath school with 12 teachers, almost 90 enrolled
Public Sentiment x
Noted Closures Lost two days in account of sickness
Teacher's Remarks "Considering the many disadvantages we labor under I think the students have made rapid improvement"
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