Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fieldtrip: Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center

Forms were sent home today for a field tip to the Beach Institute on Friday, Feb. 13th.  Please return the form and $2.00 to your homeroom teacher by Wednesday, Feb. 11th.

In 1867, the Beach Institute was established by the Freedmen’s Bureau with funds donated by Alfred Ely Beach, editor of Scientific American. The school was privately funded as a manual training school to provide a means for newly freed African Americans to assimilate into white society. By 1874, the institute was appropriated by the Savannah-Chatham Board of Education for the purpose of providing free education to Savannah’s African American citizenry. - from:

The Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center

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