Schofield School photograph

Schofield School photograph, item ID: A0009627. Martha Schofield photograph collection, SFHL-PA-143, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
Schofield School photograph, item ID: A0009627. Martha Schofield photograph collection, SFHL-PA-143, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Photograph of the old Schofield School house with students standing outside. Back of photo says "Old School House Built, 1869-70."

The Schofield Normal and Industrial School was founded in 1868 by Martha Schofield, a Pennsylvania Quaker. The goal was to provide an education for formerly enslaved people. The School gradually evolved into a boarding school for training young Black people in industrial trades or to become teachers.

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