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African Education Society of the United States

Congressmen and citizens of Washington, D.C. established the African Education Society of the United States on December 28, 1829. The society aimed to provide an education for persons of African descent that would “qualify them for usefulness and influence in Africa”. Membership included abolitionists and slave owners from surrounding states.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.