CHARCOAL AND CHALK: John Ogilvie and the Beginnings of Black Education in Texas

CHARCOAL AND CHALK: John Ogilvie and the Beginnings of Black Education in Texas

by Flora Beach Burlingame

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Overview

The Civil War has ended, and the slaves have been freed. True freedom comes with learning, but who will teach them?
John Ogilvie comes to America fresh out of school in Scotland, and is captivated by the idea of teaching the freed slaves.
Putting his personal dreams on hold, he is sent to Texas by the American Missionary Association to work with the Freedmen's Bureau, and finds himself trying to teach classes to blacks in a dilapidated school while battling hatred, the Ku Klux Klan, a deadly epidemic, and shady politicians.
His dedication and perseverance wins him the devotion of his students and, ultimately, the love of a woman.
This novel, written by John Ogilvie's great-granddaughter, is based on his letters, newspaper clippings, editorials, sermons, and Ogilvie's own first-person account written in later years. It is a sweeping tale of the sacrifice and courage of these devoted and little-known educational missionaries, who paved the way for racial equality in the South.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013538023
Publisher: Fireship Press
Publication date: 11/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 444
File size: 5 MB

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