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TitleColored schools
DescriptionHandwritten notes by Knox College professor J. Howell Atwood of an interview Atwood conducted with Jas [James?] Washington about Negro schools in Galesburg, Illinois.
SubjectSchools
Integration
Race relations
Prejudice
Named PersonWashington, James;
CreatorAtwood, Jesse Howell
Time Period1930s
TypeText
Formatpdf
IdentifierJ. Howell Atwood Manuscript Collection (box 9)
Languageeng
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionStruggle and Progress-African Americans in Knox County, Illinois (Knox College)
Date Digital2012-07-18
TranscriptJas. Washington
Colored Schools (1)

There was one at Simmons &
Academy. The teacher was
Miss Alice Lockwood. That's
the 1st colored school I
attended. I had gone to
school in Ohio -- but not
to a colored school. She
was fine. Got along
nicely. -- I came here
in '68. Started school in
'69 when I was 16. I was read-
ing the 3rd reader. It may
have been in 1871 that this
school burned down. Not
much was said but it
occurred to me that some
one wanted that prejudiced
school out of the way.
Next I attended the Pine &
Main St. School -- only in
the winter when I wasn't

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Negro Schools Jas. Washington
(2)
at work. I went there two
winters -- 73 & 74. About
that time -- or '75 they abandon-
ed the separate schools.
I remember the 1st man
hung in Knox County -- at Knox-
ville -- 1873. He murdered a
man's wife -- Jno. Marion
Osborn. The teacher here
at Pine & Main -- was a lady --
Miss Helen Collier. She
was well chosen -- symp
Physical Descriptionhandwritten on half-sheets of 8.5 x 11 inch paper
FilenameColored_schools_notes
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