Black History Facts About Detroit Schools Educating Black Children

Detroit Black History:

In 1842, the Detroit Board of Education which establishes Detroit Public Schools is founded.

They do not allow Black children to attend any of the schools they establish. This will be the policy for 20 years. When they finally open a school for Black students in 1863, it is a “Colored School,” and it is inferior in supplies, has less staff, and is not open for a school year.

176 Years Later, Sound Familiar?

*Pictured here, the Official Seal of the Detroit Board of Education

ThankYou To Local Historian Jamon Jordan


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