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U.S. Time Periods » 1914-1945: World Wars

Iron Hill School: An African-American One-Room School

is a curriculum-oriented guide focusing on a school constructed in 1923 in a rural area of northern Delaware, one of more than 80 schools for African-American children built between 1919 and 1928 as part of philanthropist Pierre Samuel du Pont's "Delaware experiment." The site shows photos, maps, and diagrams about the school itself and suggests student activities ranging from philanthropy to school architecture. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Interesting Fact:

The early 20th century in America, a period characterized by nationwide social reform, is often referred to as the Progressive Era. During this period, more and more people recognized that education was the best guarantee of economic success for young people.
Photo of the interior of an African-American School in Anthoston, Kentucky, built ca. 1875, photographed 1916.

Anthoston, Kentucky -- 1916

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