Piedmont Virginia Digital History: The Land Between the Rivers
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School Proposal (1866)

After the Civil War, one issue that troubled freedmen was the etablishment of a functional education system for freed slaves. In 1866 the Freedmen's bureau drafted a proposal for eight schools in the different districts of Louisa County. Although only one of the district schools was ever in operation, this proposal reflected great progress in creating an educational system for freedmen.