School for Colored Persons at Trinity Church, 1819

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Title

School for Colored Persons at Trinity Church, 1819

Subject

Slaves, Education, Schools, Slaves-Social Conditions, Catholic Church-Clergy-Biography

Description

Rev. John McElroy comments on the instruction of black students at Trinity Church in Georgetown in 1819.

Creator

Georgetown University Library

Source

Father McElroy's diary : Jan. 1, 1813-Aug. 31, 1815 ; May 31, 1817-Jun. 21, 1818 ; Dec. 26, 1818-Dec. 18, 1821. Selected Papers of Rev. John McElroy, S.J., Georgetown University Library.

Publisher

Digital Georgetown

Date

1819-06-06

Contributor

Adam Rothman

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Journal

Identifier

GSA27

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Text

June - 6th 1819

This being Trinity Sunday, I gave the instruction in the Church as usual at 8 OClock, and also at 10 1/2 at high Mass - continued the school for Colored Persons this evening in the school house opposite the Church - the object of this school is 1st - To prevent Cath. negroes from frequenting the schools kept on Sundays by Methodists &c - 2d To teach them their prayers + catechism at the same time they learn to speak and read. The teachers I selected from the Congregation each to attend four Sundays successively - from the Ladies I selected about ten, with as many assistants who are chiefly young girls
   The male school in the same way about 200 attended to day - 

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27 The Sunday School for colored persons continues to increase in numbers - they now begin to read a little and [?] to their Catechism; also the Lords Prayer Hail Mary + Creed with the acts of Faith Hope + Love

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Journal

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Citation

Georgetown University Library, “School for Colored Persons at Trinity Church, 1819,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed December 18, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/32.

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