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Let None Be Excluded: The Origins of Equal School Rights in Salem

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

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Let None Be Excluded: The Origins of Equal School Rights in Salem

Robert Morris

In the nineteenth-century, Salem residents celebrated the city’s early public school system for welcoming and educating all children. Despite the system’s success, the Salem school committee decided in 1834 to establish separate schools for Black children.

This sudden decision and its implementation angered Black residents who launched a near-decade long struggle for the educational rights of their children. Their valiant efforts convinced the Salem school committee to abolish racially

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ADMISSION INFO

Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free. (does not apply to student tour groups)

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LOCATION

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex St, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

Masks are encouraged for all visitors. Learn what steps are being taken to ensure the health and safety of our community at pem.org/safety.

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Dates and Times

Sun, Jun 26, 2022

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Thu, Jun 30, 2022

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Fri, Jul 1, 2022

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Sun, Jul 3, 2022

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