Primary School for Freedmen, in charge of Mrs. Green, at Vicksburg, Mississippi
This illustration accompanies an article describing the racial atmosphere of Mississippi as not being conducive to the learning environment of blacks. The teacher, Mrs. Green, is one of a few whites who believes in the education of Negroes, but other whites in the community are suspicious of this new situation. Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City and published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916. It featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects and humor, alongside illustrations. It covered the American Civil War extensively, including many illustrations of events from the war.
Harper's Weekly (June 23, 1866), p. 392.
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