School for Colored Persons at Trinity Church, 1819

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Title

School for Colored Persons at Trinity Church, 1819

Subject

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

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

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JPG

Language

English

Type

Journal

Identifier

GSA27

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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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Citation

Georgetown University Library, “School for Colored Persons at Trinity Church, 1819,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed March 26, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/32.

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