Presentation on theme: "Education was a very important part of the slaves’ process to obtain freedom Illiteracy rates among the non-white population fell from 80 percent in 1870."— Presentation transcript:
Education was a very important part of the slaves’ process to obtain freedom Illiteracy rates among the non-white population fell from 80 percent in 1870 to just 30 percent in 1910 Now, among blacks ages 25 and older, 82% have at least a high school diploma versus 14% in 1950
Famous Black Teachers Booker T. Washington Mary McLeod Bethune W.E.B. Du Bois was representative of the last generation of black leaders born in slavery. was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African-American students was Harvard's first African- American to earn a Ph.D.
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